I am SO EXCITED to reveal a project I have been working on with the lovely team and creators of “The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design” course – Beth Nicholls and Rachael Taylor. It is an absolute honor to be the publishing project manager for the *new* Moyo Magazine which is dedicated to surface pattern design. In addition to project managing each issue I also have a regular feature all about color. {sneak peek of “Color Stories” in this issue below}.

TODAY is s special day in the design industry as it sees the inaugural issue of “Moyo” magazine, the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design! This magazine has been several months in the making and we are thrilled to launch it into the world. ‘MOYO’ (pronounced mo-yor) is from the Japanese word for ‘pattern’.

The magazine will be published quarterly and can be read and downloaded for FREE. It is full of interviews, design briefs, color challenges, art reviews, student showcases, design tips, inspiration, trends and lots lots more! It is also interactive so you can link through to more information and specific features within each issue.

The magazine has a wonderful team of talented designers and writers {sneak peek of our team page below} who I am so excited to be working with on every issue. Don’t you just LOVE the team illustrations {all by talented illustrator Robyn Taylor, team page found on page 4 of the magazine}

This premiere issue is a gorgeous 34 pages and includes an exclusive interview with hot new talent Louise Tiler, a designer diary from Rachael Taylor, a design brief for you from Japan and so much more.

View below or click here to view the magazine on issuu.com, if you are on an ipad or if you want to download and print the magazine for FREE.

We really hope you love it as much as we do. Please comment below and let me know what you think!

ISSUE TWO Out November 2012! We already have so much exciting content planned for the next issue (out November). It will include a Q&A with Khristian A Howell and a designer diary from Studio Seed, so stay tuned for more surface pattern design goodness!