“Why not make a statement with colours and stand out? “
I am Helene van der Laag, owner and creative force behind Art Studio Helene.
And I am a proud self taught, licensed surface pattern designer.
In a relative short period of time I managed to be represented by an agent, license my designs and collaborate with a very hot Dutch brand in men’s shirts: BBChum.
Colour(combinations) is ‘my thing’. And so are compositions. What I want to achieve in a design is a perfect balance that pleases the eye and adds beauty to the products they are on.
And in such a balance there is always room for bold colours. There maybe 50 shades of grey, but why not make a statement with colours and stand out?
My designs make me happy and all I want is to make you part of it, to let you enjoy it too.
I really love the fact that I am able to be creative, it makes my heart sing. The whole journey from getting inspired to the actual design is……the best!
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LICENSING, SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNS, PRINTS AND ARTWORK
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
MY SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNS
Over the years a lot of designs were created by me. In my portfolio you can see a number of them. All of these are available for licensing.
I offer ready made patterns in all kinds of repeats: half drop, border, free flowing , block, brick, half brick, diamond toss, random, stripe, dot, plaids, ogee and…handmade. Did I forget one?
These patterns are designed for: homeware (kitchen, living room, bedroom), kids, stationery and giftware.
Go to my surface pattern portfolio
CUSTOM MADE DESIGNS
I’d love to design a pattern, print or artwork to your specifications.
My specialties are designs with a watercolor origin and flowers have a special place in my heart
I want a custom made design
My designs are also available at
LICENSING MY DESIGNS ON OTHER PLATFORMS
When you need a limited edition shirt with a bold design BBChum is the place to be.
They offer great quality shirts, basics and more
Nowadays there are three kinds of shirts in the shops with my design!
When you want a custom wallpaper design Layer Play design is your party. Situated in South East Asia.
Several designs of me are available there.
When you want a good quality fabric, wallpaper or wrapping paper and a large collection to choose from.
Spoonflower is a well known brand. My shop will soon be expanded with even more designs.
Motiflow is based in the Netherlands. Check out their website to see my designs.
When you want to license a pattern for private use or for business purposes.
Patternbank is where I mainly sell patterns for textile/fashion.