Monday
Apr162012

Represented by Mosaic Licensing

Noted Fabric Designer Laurie Wisbrun Represented by Mosaic Licensing

April 17, 2012- Walnut Creek, Calif. – Mosaic Licensing, an agency specialized in licensing artists, designers and creative properties, is proud to announce that it is representing Laurie Wisbrun.

In just over two years, Laurie has made a major impact in the world of fabric design and publishing with her “stylish smart & seriously playful art”.  Her collections of brightly colored and whimsical designs are produced by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and consistently rank among their most requested designs and top sellers.

In addition to her design talents, Laurie also authored, “Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design,” published in March by Chronicle Books. This will be followed by her new book on fabric embellishing to be published by Interweave.

Laurie has had an extensive career in advertising and marketing in both Manhattan and Austin, Texas. Now residing in the capital of the Lone Star State, Laurie devotes her time to creating new and colorful designs of modern whimsy.

“We are so delighted to be representing Laurie and her collections of over 600 designs,” said Val Adams, Principal of Mosaic Licensing, Inc.   “They have a personality and appeal that truly puts her in a special category of graphic art and pattern. We see a tremendous future in licensing for Laurie’s designs on products from home accessories and home décor to gifts and stationery, baby goods, apparel and craft”.

For information on licensing Laurie Wisbrun’s design collections, please contact Val Adams.

About Mosaic Licensing

For more than 30 years Mosaic Licensing has developed and managed successful strategic licensing programs for artists, designers and creative properties. Mosaic develops licensing relationships for its clients with quality manufacturers in numerous categories of consumer products (Find us at www.mosaiclicensing.com).

Contact:
Val Adams
val@mosaiclicensing.com
(925) 938-0889 work
(925) 330-0752 cell

Thursday
Jan052012

My Book!

It's finally here! My book will officially begin shipping in Feb, 2012!

Here's a snippet from the official Chonicle Books press release:

Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design
Techniques, Tutorials, and Inspiration

This authoritative guide outlines everything readers need to know to create gorgeous fabrics. Collected within are step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both digitally and by hand), a comprehensive section on printing techniques—including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing—and even insider tips for developing a collection and bringing it to the marketplace. Beautifully illustrated with swatches of exquisite fabrics and hundreds of photos, and featuring interviews with established designers such as Skinny laMinx, Ink & Spindle, and Julia Rothman, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is a key resource for anyone looking to learn the basics, expand their skill set, or find design inspiration. Read more.

Thursday
Sep222011

Urban Smart Journals

New journals from Urban Smart which feature 6 of my designs are now available for sale. The journals are printed on Rock Paper, an ultra environmentally friendly paper that's made utilizing lime stone. And the paper is both water and tear resistant! For more information click here

 

 

Wednesday
Mar232011

Stylishly Smart and Seriously Playful Art

Stylishly Smart and Seriously Playful Art is Trademark of Laurie Wisbrun

Artist and author, Laurie Wisbrun will exhibit at Surtex 2011 in New York, 5/15-5/17/11

Austin, Texas - March 24, 2011: Energized by the momentous growth and success of the last year, Laurie Wisbrun is optimistic about showcasing her new collections of playful and stylish art at Surtex 2011. Her modern aesthetic is unique in the market and she’s well positioned for expanding her licensing base. According to J'net Smith, owner of All Art Licensing, “Laurie approaches the marketplace with passion, instinct and a sense of humor, yet still creating artistic work that meets the current consumer sensibility - a need for comfort mixed with unexpectedly fun twists!”

Laurie has quickly developed an expanding following, and her designs continue to gain popularity and drive strong sales for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The 2010 launch of her initial two quilting fabric collections, Tufted Tweets and Urban Circus, have been so successful, Robert Kaufman has signed Laurie for three additional collections launching over the next 9 months with more to come. Her latest line, Pooches & Pickups, will begin shipping in April 2011. “Laurie is a tremendous partner to have, both in her unique design sense and her extensive promotional and branding efforts. The exceptional success we’ve experienced with her collections are directly attributable to her grassroots marketing through her own channels and her thoughtful coordination with our campaigns. Customers now ask for her products by name, and her future lines are already highly anticipated at the consumer level,” says Kyle Sanchez, Director of Strategic Marketing, Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Laurie’s popularity as a pattern designer caught the eye of publishers RotoVision and Chronicle Books and in 2010, Laurie was asked to write a book on designing and printing fabric. The book, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design, is an inspirational and practical guide that walks readers through the entire fabric design and printing process. “We’d had the idea for a book on the subject for quite a while and when I found Laurie’s work online, her designs have exactly the style and aesthetic we were looking for and there was no doubt that she had the necessary expertise and was the perfect person to put the book together,” says Isheeta Mustafi, Commissioning Editor RotoVision. The book is being published in Fall 2011 by RotoVision (Worldwide edition) and A&C Black (U.K. edition) and in early 2012 by Chronicle Books (North America edition).

With a 20-year background in marketing and advertising, Laurie brings a depth of sales and marketing insight to her partnerships with manufacturers. “My goal is for companies to use my designs to create wildly successful product lines that surprise and delight retailers and consumers and drives profit for manufacturers,” says Wisbrun. Laurie has developed a breadth of fun new collections with smart and stylish designs. At Surtex she’ll be focused on showcasing not only her patterns but demonstrating how her designs translate as central images with coordinating borders, ideal for manufacturers in home décor, gifts, tabletop, stationery & paper goods.


Laurie Wisbrun is exhibiting in booth #553 of the SURTEX show.  To schedule an appointment or to speak to Laurie, email lauriewis@yahoo.com.

 

Wednesday
Jan192011

Surtex 2011

Come visit me at Surtex in NYC at the Javitz Center May 15-17, 2011. I'll be in booth 553 and I'd love to see you. Contact me at lauriewis@yahoo.com and we can schedule some time to meet!