Surface Design

Kelly Ventura is a freelance surface designer living in Michigan. Her work plays beautifully with different colors, shapes and textures. I've come to appreciate good hand drawn patterns when they are versatile in what can be done with them. Ventura's work could be used on stationary, fabrics for the home, clothing, etc. My mind is running with ideas and thought of creating my own patterns. I mean for someone that loves patterns why not give it a go. If anyone has suggestions on the best process to create patterns I'd love to hear. It's crazy to think that in all four years of attending art school I never took a surface design class. Thank you to Design Sponge for the introduction. TGIF!

 {All images belong to Kelly Ventura}

Los Angeles Metro Rail

Crenshaw Transit Corridor 

Crenshaw Transit Corridor 

Metro Rapid 

Metro Rapid 

Regional Connector Transit Corridor 

Regional Connector Transit Corridor 

While working on a freelance gig I came across these studies of the Los Angeles Metro Rail. The project has been somewhat of a giant review of the city I have spent most of my life in. With life being so busy you tend to forget about what makes your city attractive. Since I spend most of my time in the car commuting to and from work and or social events these studies are rather romantic. I often daydream what the city would be like with a great public transportation system similar to NYC, Chicago or D.C. Or would it even make my life that much easier. Every day I think to myself, 'where are all these people going?' It never makes sense to me, nor will it ever. How many hours do you spend in your vehicle? 

On another note please go to Graham and Brown's website to check out my first post as a guest blogger. Very exciting and more to come. TGIF. Have a great weekend.