Pattern and print design

Alex Russell welcomes commissions to design surface pattern and printed textiles. He can create pattern and print design, graphics and artwork for an extensive range of uses including home/interiors, contract, fashion, stationery and giftware. Alex has built an international client list and has nearly 30 years of professional experience. You can see his current print and pattern portfolio here.

He balances highly refined design and drawing skills with a profound understanding of the possibilities of digital technology. Alex can work with any type of content including florals, geometrics, abstracts and conversationals. His coding ability and long-standing use of generative systems provide a genuinely unique ability to create beautiful and innovative designs/artwork.

His client list includes:
Alexander Henry, Almedahls, Bjorn Borg, C and A, Carven, Eco Tapeter, Etam, European Library, H and M, Intersport, Kendix, Lee, Lego, Levi Strauss, Matinique/InWear, Moschino, Nanso, Nokia, Oilily, Roberto Cavalli, Schiesser, Speedo, Tom Taylor, Thomas Pink, Tommy Hilfiger, Vero Moda/Jack and Jones and Vlisco.

Based in Manchester (UK) since 2009, his studio has also operated from Amsterdam (NL) and Brussels (BE).

To find out more about the services Alex offers, get in touch.

LambicChapeau, SkullMottos, WaveStripe and BlumenHalfTone surface pattern and printed textiles designs by Alex Russell
LambicChapeau, SkullMottos, WaveStripe and BlumenHalfTone
ThreeDeeFloral, GenCalla, CorsicanLines and GlacialMark surface pattern and printed textiles designs by Alex Russell
ThreeDeeFloral, GenCalla, CorsicanLines, GlacialMark

Home/interiors and contract

Alex creates printed textiles, surface pattern and wallpaper designs for all types of use in the interiors, home, contract and homeware sectors. He has experience of working with all market levels, but especially high-end, contract and bespoke.

He designs artwork, colourways and co-ordinates for all end-uses. These include: fabric, wallpaper, soft furnishings, floorcoverings/carpets, home fashion, lifestyle products and interior decoration.

Alex also has experience of developing trends/prediction, inspiration and design direction for home/interiors.

The full pattern and print portfolio is here.


Alex designs fashion graphics, placement prints and repeats/all-overs for all types of use in the fashion/apparel and lifestyle industry. He has a deep understanding of all market levels from supermarket and high street to designer and couture.

His experience includes all end-uses including: womenswear, menswear, kids, sport and swimwear, underwear, bags and accessories.

As well as pattern and print design, Alex can create illustrations and flats. He’s made tech specs/packs and range diagrams as well as working in fabric development, trends/prediction, merchandising and concept development.

The full pattern and print portfolio is here.

PainterlyFloral, GenTulp, LambicCubes and TVFist surface pattern and printed textiles designs by Alex Russell
PainterlyFloral, GenTulp, LambicCubes, TVFist
OrchidDiagonal, GradientLozenge, Contraption and GetPierced surface pattern and printed textiles designs by Alex Russell
OrchidDiagonal, GradientLozenge, Contraption, GetPierced

Stationery and giftware

Alex can create surface pattern and illustration of all types for use on any stationery, giftware, tableware or gift-wrap products.

The full pattern and print portfolio is here.

Trends and inspiration

In addition to surface pattern and printed textiles, Alex also has the capability to develop original ideas and concepts for trends, forecasting and prediction. This can be for fashion, furnishing/interiors or any other create industry.

The focus can cover print, pattern, fashion graphics or design direction ideas, themes and concepts. Alex can also produce colour cards, palettes, inspiration boards and presentations, plus illustrations and visualisations, silhouettes, fashion drawings and editorial content.

Contact Alex if you’d like to chat about commissioning work.