Illustration: Repeat Pattern Design

As well as fine, detailed illustrations, I also create surface pattern designs for fabric and paper. Many of my pattern designs have been used in magazines and company blogs for craft projects.

MAGAZINE CRAFT PROJECTS: HOMEMAKER MAGAZINE
Brief: In the saturated market of arts and crafts magazines, Homemaker wanted to produce makes that stood-out from the competition so as well as using designs from iconic houses such as Liberty and Art Gallery Fabrics, I created some bespoke fabric and paper pattern designs to be used in projects every now and then for the magazine.

Snowflake Pattern (c) Ella Johnston
Snowflake Pattern
Snowflake Wreath for Homemaker Magazine using Ella Johnston snowflake pattern design
Snowflake Wreath and Christmas trees for Homemaker Magazine using Ella Johnston snowflake pattern design
Red Heart Pattern (c) Ella Johnston
Red Heart Pattern
Homemaker issue 40, heart pattern by Ella Johnston
Homemaker issue 40, featuring heart pattern by Ella Johnston
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Floral china
Ditzy Pattern used to cover easter eggs, Easter shoot image (c) Cliqq Photography
My floral china and blue flower pattern used to cover easter eggs, Easter shoot image (c) Cliqq Photography
Ella Johnston Scandi Leaves fabric used on Carol Smillie Homemaker project. Styling by Ella Johnston, Photography by Cliqq Photography
Ella Johnston Scandi Leaves fabric used on Carol Smillie Homemaker project. Photography by Cliqq Photography
Cobalt Blue Scandi Leaves Pattern (c) Ella Johnston
Cobalt Blue Scandi Leaves Pattern

BLOG POSTS: DANNELLS MATERIALS
Brief: I was approached by lampshade kit company Dannells to create a series of projects posts for the company’s blog. I created the fabric designs for each post and provided styling and photography for the project as well as writing all the text. See the posts here.

Dog pattern for fabric (c) Ella Johnston
Dog pattern for fabric (c) Ella Johnston
Commissioned blog posts using Ella Johnston fabrics for Dannells (http://www.dannells.co.uk/blog/)
Commissioned blog posts using Ella Johnston fabrics for Dannells
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Laurel leaf and fir sprig pattern for fabric (c) Ella Johnston
Commissioned blog posts using Ella Johnston fabrics for Dannells (http://www.dannells.co.uk/blog/)
Commissioned blog posts using Ella Johnston fabrics for Dannells 
Bluebell pattern for fabric (c) Ella Johnston
Bluebell pattern for fabric (c) Ella Johnston
Commissioned blog posts using Ella Johnston fabrics for Dannells (http://www.dannells.co.uk/blog/)
Commissioned blog posts using Ella Johnston fabrics for Dannells

CRAFT PRINTABLES: CRAFTS BEAUTIFUL & PAPERCRAFTER MAGAZINE
Brief: To create a suite of downloadable designs for crafters (the readers of Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter magazines) to use on card-making and scrapbooking projects. Designs were to be simple, commercial and accessible to a range of tastes depicted in brights colours or feminine pastel shades.

Downloadable Mother's Day forget me not illustrations by Ella Johnston for Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter Magazine
Downloadable Mother’s Day forget me not illustrations for Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter Magazine
Screengrab: Downloadable Mother's Day forget me not illustrations for PaperCrafter Magazine
Screengrab: Downloadable Mother’s Day forget me not illustrations for PaperCrafter Magazine
Screengrab: Downloadable patterns by Ella Johnston for PaperCrafter Magazine
Screengrab: Downloadable patterns for PaperCrafter Magazine
Paper pattern downloads for PaperCrafter and Crafts Beautiful Magazines
Screengrab: Paper pattern downloads for PaperCrafter and Crafts Beautiful Magazines