Surface pattern designer

About

Textile designer and artist Erin Dollar is best known for the minimalist, modern pattern designs she creates for her home decor company, Cotton & Flax. Inspired by modern art, Scandinavian design, and sustainable living, Erin’s approach to surface pattern design is thoughtful and considered.

From her studio in California, Erin creates bold, expressive designs with a handmade edge. Cotton & Flax is an expansion of her fine art printmaking practice, where her designs take shape as small batch, hand-printed textiles.

In addition to leading in-person creative workshops, Erin teaches classes on printmaking and marketing for creative businesses to over 16K students on CreativeLive. Her surface pattern designs have been featured on a wide variety of products, including home decor, stationery, and apparel. Clients include Robert Kaufman Fabrics, CB2, Schoolhouse Electric, Scout Books, and American Express.

Erin takes on a wide variety of textile design, surface pattern design, and printmaking projects. If you have a collaboration idea, or want to commission new work, please get in touch: erindollar@gmail.com.

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About

Textile designer and artist Erin Dollar is best known for the minimalist, modern pattern designs she creates for her home decor company, Cotton & Flax. Inspired by modern art, Scandinavian design, and sustainable living, Erin’s approach to surface pattern design is thoughtful and considered.

From her San Diego, California studio, Erin creates bold, expressive designs with a handmade edge. Clients include: Robert Kaufman Fabrics, CB2, Schoolhouse Electric, Deseda, Scout Books, and American Express.

Erin takes on a wide variety of textile design and surface pattern design projects. If you have a collaboration idea, or want to commission new work, please get in touch: erindollar@gmail.com.

 

 
Making goods for display in the home requires more than an eye-catching design. Deeper consideration is needed, and Erin spends a large part of her design process thinking about the role of the home as a whole.
— Seamwork Magazine
 
In a digital age, it’s so refreshing to find brands that still value the tangible and putting pencil to paper.
— Design*Sponge
 

 

SELECTED PRESS + INTERVIEWS

 

San Diego Magazine
"Cutting Her Cloth"
February 2019

While She Naps
"Interview with Erin Dollar"
December 2018

Love Patchwork + Quilting 
"Designer Profile: Erin Dollar"
January 2018

Proof To Product
"Erin Dollar on Navigating Licensing Partnerships"
December 2017

 

Aeolidia 
"Growing a Textile Business"
July 2017

Seamwork Magazine 
"Designing for Comfort, Quality, Practicality, and Delight"
July 2017

West Elm’s Front + Main 
"In the Studio With Cotton & Flax"
September 2016

Creative Thursday -
"Cotton & Flax - S. 1, Ep. 1" 
January 2016

 

Design*Sponge 
"Life & Business: Cotton & Flax" 
March 2015

Etsy 
"Featured Shop: Cotton & Flax"
April 2014

The American Edit 
"Limited Edition Graphic Textiles"
April 2014

Los Angeles Times 
"Handmade Holidays" 
November 2013