Astrid Benz

Astrid Benz
Origin Germany
Member since 06 / 2016
About Me After I spent my time realizing photography projects for several years I headed to new creative opportunities by starting a correspondence course for graphic design at the Grafikakademie in Witten. Once I completed the studies successfully in 2014 I found the book "Designing Patterns" which was written by the Swedish illustrator Lotta Kühlhorn. I was very inspired by this book and started to design my own patterns.
About My Designs I have developed my own method for designing patterns by converting a photo into a vector graphic, cutting an interesting piece of the vector grahpic, copying, mirroring, rotating the pieces and putting the individual pieces together. I repeat this process several times until I end up with an exciting pattern. Most of my patterns are created in this way.
My Source of Inspiration Nature, architecture, other designers (especially from Scandinavia)
Typical for designs from
my country
Straight, clear-cut
Besides patterns I design Mugs, postcards, calendars and photography projects