Creating patterns for me is like playing a mental puzzle – like building Lego or playing Tetris. The rhythm of every pattern depends of how it is going to be used and the purpose of it.

When I design something for wallpaper I need to make sure that the repeat will look even and smooth on a 8ft wall.

When it's for a fabric, the scale isn't much of a deal, but the colours might be – so I stay away from combining similar tones. If you put pink next to orange, or sky blue and baby blue next to each other, they will probably appear as the same shade once printed on a fabric.

Dinara Mirtlipova (UZ)