UnBlink Studio by Jackie TaharaVictoria, British Columbia, CA
UnBlink Studio was founded in 2015 by me, Jackie Tahara, in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Here I happily create surface pattern designs and illustrations destined for the textiles, fashion, housewares, stationery and childrens markets. I am always open to new opportunities!
My designs are influenced by my natural surroundings, including my current Pacific Northwest home on Vancouver Island and the tropical warmth of the Big Island of Hawaii where I was so fortunate to have lived recently with my family.
My work also reflects my love of the retro designs of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Scandinavian design, and the craft traditions I have seen throughout my international travels (think: jewel-toned silk saris, Indonesian batiks and weavings, Japanese kimonos, Middle Eastern tile-work, indigo dyeing and Mexican folk art, to name but a few!)
I have also worked as a fine artist creating paintings and collages, having completed many commissions; I have collaborated on large group art projects; and I have worked with schools teaching art to children of all ages. But my first love is creating unique and wonderful surface pattern designs and illustrations to decorate a wide range of products!