About LemonPattern

LemonPattern is created by Petra van der Lem. The name LemonPattern is a play on my last name: lem-on-pattern.

Inspiration is often found in art, objects around my studio or a result of an experiment with materials. I love simple shapes and bold colors. I believe color says a lot about a person, the appearance of a company or sets the mood in an interior.

LemonPattern is part of Catchy Design a graphic design studio based in The Netherlands.

About Petra

From my home studio in the western part of the Netherlands I work as a freelance graphic, surface &­ pattern designer. 

I’m trained as an Interior Designer and hold a BA in Art History with a minor in Printmaking & Graphic Techniques.

My style is colorful and graphic but also dreamy and intuitive. I like to be guided by what is happening on the paper or canvas. Colors are used to create an atmosphere or to make a statement. I believe a color says a lot about the character of a person, the appearance of a company, or the vibe of an interior. 

I have a great eye for detail, but enjoy small imperfections and the unexpected beautiful oops.

I am part of the Art + Pattern Society, a European collective of artists and pattern designers. Our designs are available to license or buy outright. They are suitable for a wide variety of markets: textiles, apparel, home decor, stationery and more.

BIO

2018-2019
Basic training in Art Therapy
Kolam, Zutphen

2002 – 2008
BA – Art History
Minor Printmaking & Graphical Techniques
Leiden University, Leiden

1997 – 2001
Architectural & Interior Design
KABK, The Hague

1992 – 1996
DTP – Graphic Design
Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam, Rotterdam

Nine fun facts about me

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Will work for cake

Maybe. But you can definitely wake me up for cake and chocolate. Owh and caramel/toffees…

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I love color

I’m very fond of bright cheerful colors. My favorite color is the rainbow.

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Studio assistant

My studio assistant has 4 paws and takes care of inspiration walks and cuddles. He loves to take a nap.

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Great eye for details

I’m obsessed with even numbers and doing everything exactly right. That might take forever. Team slow rules!

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When life gives you lemons…

you should make lemonade… and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

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I love to swim

and I love to float. I’m actually a master at floating. My spirit animal is a jellyfish, just go with the flow.

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Glass is always half full

I’m a very positive person and looking for the bright side of life. My favorite drink is water (and brut Champagne).

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Let’s build a snowman

It is a happy talent to know how to play. Find joy in a beautiful oops, and use the whole box of crayons.

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Always look for Rainbows

My favorite kind of colors, the feeling of rain on my face and sunshine make a happy combination.