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Our Talented Designer


We are extremely lucky at FLANCI to have the very talented Jan Olive on board creating our new designs.

Jan Olive Designs is a surface pattern design studio best known for unique hand-drawn or painted patterns.

Somerset-based Jan worked as an artist for many years before her interest in design led her to embark on a Textile and Surface Design degree, which she completed in 2016.

All of Jan's designs start with drawings, mark-making, painting, printing or photography. Patterns are then developed digitally but retain her individual handwriting in the designs.

Being surrounded by lovely countryside is a huge source of inspiration and a great excuse to go outside on the hills or along the coastline. Flowers and foliage form a large part of Jan's work, but inspiration is also found in the textures, patterns and colours she encounters daily. Many of these elements are layered in designs to add interest and complexity.

As well as designing, Jan is a foodie and golfer and has an eclectic taste in music. Her favourite colour is turquoise or orange, sometimes purple!


I: @jan_olive