I design and illustrate on and off the computer. I am very proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop. I am a textile designer, illustrator and product designer and have worked in the Home Products Industry designing and illustrating numerous projects for major manufacturers and retail stores. I illustrate off the computer in watercolor, gouache and acrylics.

Work Samples

  • My Designs for Baby Funkoos.com

  • Enchanted Christmas Fabric Collection

  • Jungle Sweeties for Wallables Wall Decor

Work History

  • Owner/Artist/Designer

    I create original designs for various manufacturers for numerous product categories.
    For Target I created a Christmas Program that included table linens, pillows, shower curtains and
    textile designs.

    My dinnerware collections for manufacturer, Hausenware, have appeared in catalogs such as Sur La Table and
    Pottery Barn, and in major retailers Bed Bath and Beyond, Macys, TJMax, TK Max, Home Goods, Ross, Beales, Fred Meyer, Krogers and others. My dinnerware collection, "Cherry Rooster", was sold on HFN Television Network.

    I have created numerous Hand Painted designs for adult bedding that were sold in J.C. Penneys.

    I was hired to create a complete line of children’s bedding that was manufactured in India. I traveled and worked in India supervising all samples and their production. I created all of the fabrics used and the embroidery and applique, as well.

    I have created original designs for a Children’s upholstered furniture company, Newco International. My designs and original fabrics were produced and sold to retail giants Toys R Us and Babies R Us.

    I have licensed my designs in baby bedding to Crown Craft, Red Calliope, Gerber, Cottontale Designs and others.

    I have also licensed my designs in the Scrapbook industry for stickers and papers.

    I am currently creating designs for children’s sleepwear, bibs, bedding, gifts,and
    bath products for Triboro manufacturing .

    I am also in the process of creating designs for children's sleepwear company, Baby Funkoos. I have just finished my second line of Sleepwear for the company, little girls dresses and a line of sweaters for both boys and girls coming out this fall.

    I am very proud of the collection of Wall Decor and Wall stickers that I designed for Wallables.

    These are some of the design projects that I have been involved with through my company MaryJane Mitchell Designs. I am always looking for new and creative projects to develop for companies. I would love to work with you and your company.

  • Owner and Designer

    I design and illustrate for various major manufacturers and retail stores.
    I illustrate off the computer in many different mediums: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic and pen and ink. I illustrate and design products on the computer and am very proficient in both Photoshop and Illustrator.
    I do textile designs and repeats for textiles, different color ways and tech packs.
    I have worked in all facets of the Home Products field in both adult and children's and infants products.
    I have experience designing from style guides for products from Disney, Warner Brothers and Carter's.
    I have created many of my own original characters that have been used in children's bedding, furniture, wall decor, gift bags, textiles, stickers, blankets and other products.
    A link to my baby sleepwear line for Baby Funkoos .com
    http://issuu.com/maryjanemitchell/docs/baby_funkoos_catalog_new_2013-3

    A link to my Gingham Animals fabric collection: E:
    http://www.studioefabrics.com/shop/category/fabrics/2012-may/gingham-safari/

  • Licensed Artists

    • Rosenthal Represents
    • 2008 - 2011 (3 years)

    I design various products for the Home Products Industry for Licensing.
    I have designed textiles, bedding, pillows, wallpaper, greeting cards, paper plates, tabletop, gift bags, children's furniture,
    t shirts, hand painted products, gift bags, wall decor, rugs and many more.

Education

  • Sustainable Furnishings Council

    • Certification Green Leader AP(Accredited Professional) Certified Sustainability Training
    • 2009 - 2009

    The most comprehensive training program available in green home furnishings, providing manufacturers, reps, retailers and designers with the knowledge and credentials to become experts in sustainability.

  • Otis Parsons Art Institute

    • Textile Design Certificate Textile Design Certification Program
    • 1984 - 1986

    This is a fabulous program that Otis does in their night school program. You learn all you need about textile design and to have a career in it. I was working for a baby company when I did this at night full time, I was selling textile designs while in the class to major companies. This is a great program.

  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

    • AA Fashion Design
    • 1980 - 1982

    I cannot say enough positive things about the wonderful, professional education I received from FIDM. It prepares you to work out there in the real world of fashion, interior design and textile design. I am proud to say that I am an FIDM Alumni.

Specialties

Affiliations

FIDM Alumni

Awards

Graduated with High Honors

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