I have a deep appreciation for tradition, handmade quality and the rustic nature of the prairie landscape. 

Hello! I am a Canadian graphic designer, printmaker and pattern designer living in Calgary, Alberta. As a born and raised prairie girl, I have a deep appreciation for tradition, handmade quality and the rustic nature of the prairie landscape. The texture of ink on paper reflects my interest in things that are a "little rough around the edges".

 

I combine hand-carved linocut printmaking with digital graphic design and photography to create illustrations, designs and surface patterns. My work features Art Nouveau-inspired organic motifs as well as elements from nature, fairy tales and vintage design. My goal is to create beautiful artwork that tells a timeless story. 

 

With a background in advertising design and illustration, I am able to tackle projects from start to completion. Projects I have worked on include logos, oracle cards, books, posters and product packaging. I am continuously searching for new opportunities to share my love for printmaking and design. Selling on Etsy and Creative Market has allowed me to expand my business and increase my exposure.

 

Surface pattern design is the perfect place for my linocut artwork. I am currently completing Bonnie Christine's Surface Pattern Design Immersion course to boost my technical skills and creative practice. I look forward to connecting with new clients and brand partners to discuss licensing my artwork for home decor, fabric, apparel and stationery.

 

Features & Exhibitions

UPPERCASE Magazine

Issue #49, April/May/June 2021

Surface Pattern Design Guide

• Portfolio and profile on page 88

Emerald Lotus Divination

"Lighting the Way Oracle Deck"

Unboxing & Flip Through, March 2021

• Lighting the Way Linocut Oracle Deck

OP Teacher Productions Inc.

“A Teacher” dramatic miniseries

FX Networks production, November 10, 2020

• Artwork used on set for season 1, episodes 3, 6 & 7 

 Creative Market Blog

Design Trend Report: Linocut Graphics and Effects

Marc Schenker, February 10, 2020

• Featured White River Studio linocut illustrations 

Clayhill Arts

"Restriction" Exhibition

Curated by Correspondence Collective

March 23 – April 6, 2021, Somerset UK

• Artwork displayed in letterpress case trays 4,6 & 7

© 2021 Renée White

Renée White

Linocut Art & Design