Taking on Side Projects while Working Full-Time with Anne Passchier

Work. Side Projects. Life. See how Anne juggles it all.

Taking on Side Projects while Working Full-Time with Anne Passchier

 

Today I’m excited to share with you the work of Anne Passchier, a surface pattern designer who lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Anne is a gift wrap designer by day and a freelance children’s book illustrator by night. In this interview, they share with us what it has been like juggling a day job with multiple side projects and offer advice to folks who are in the same position.

I hope you enjoy this interview…I know you will love seeing Anne’s whimsical illustrations!


 

Please tell us a little bit about your background as an artist and how you got into surface pattern design.

I grew up around my mom and grandma constantly quilting and crafting, and the house was always full of the coolest and most colorful fabrics. I found out rather quickly that I was no good at sewing, and instead I took up drawing at a young age.

In art school I discovered the world of surface design, where I could combine my passion for art, color and pattern all into one. I liked the possibility of designing not just fabric but a wide variety of patterned products!  Continue reading “Taking on Side Projects while Working Full-Time with Anne Passchier”