Patricia Moffett

Online Portfolio


Dear lovely visitor, welcome to my portfolio website.

I work across several disciplines of design and illustration and a visit to each of these can be navigated through the links above.


Even though I’ve sectioned the type of work into themes, naturally there is some overlap between areas.


I love illustrating magical little worlds which I make out of paper and light!  Each element is chosen for texture, or how it sparkles. Crafting the focus, lighting and shadows adds depth and atmosphere to each picture. Colour is very important to my work - whether a piece oozes saturated colour or broods in rich monochrome is key. I'd love to hear how I may help to make your project shine.


I recently completed my first full animation, which can be viewed here:


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I have now written five Papercraft titles which range from simple, project-based books, to the conceptual Papercutting: geometric designs inspired by nature


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Papercraft Titles


Sometimes you need to pitch an idea to secure funding, or to gauge what the response to a project will be to the prospective market, before going ahead and commissioning the whole project. Here are some of the ways I’ve been able to help.


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Design Work

Back in the 1980s my first two positions were in publishing.


 I often think of one of the the greatest pieces of art direction from the late Ron Heapy, Publisher at OUP, he said to me: ‘just go away and make me a great book’.  Ever since I’ve always enjoyed getting right under the skin of a project, on time and to budget.


In 1997 I moved back to Wales to work for Aberystwyth University as a Designer. There were many exciting projects over the years one of which was The Alternative Prospectus.


I have enjoyed working on a solely freelance basis since late 2014


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Am I Good under pressure?



Bend it Like Beckham, The Musical


The cast had moved into the rehearsal space, the show opened in two months, but there was no front curtain. What did they need? No-one was really sure.


As it was not known in which direction the project would go, I parachuted-in and worked closely with director, Gurinder Chadha,

to develop a brief for the front curtain design.


My thoughts were that the obvious difference between the musical and the film is the songs. I worked out of a carrier bag in a pop-up studio off the rehearsal space and a hotel room, developing the design around themes from the lyrics as I listened to a recording of the songs.


Below: The paint-up of the design by Dap Studio, Gurinder in front

of the finished curtain ready to kick-off the dress rehearsal. Right: a detail from the design.

Activity books

The All Round Activity Book


This was such an exciting book to write.

The simple brief was - Make a book about dots.


I went down many rabbit holes of wonder before  shaping the book into themes: Colour, tone, illusions, codes, maths and a playground.


There are many activities in each theme - puzzles as well as open-ended art-based activities.

There really is nothing else like it out there.

Night and Day Colouring Books

This series of colouring books are unusual in that they have two versions of each scene. They are beautifully reproduced in three solid-colour printing using blue, gold and black ink.

Dots before your eyes

A series with 42 puzzles per book and some puzzles have over 2,000 dots. There’s extreme for you! I also produce a quartely magazine of puzzles for Keesing, France.

Currently developing a range of Kirigami projects.

Colouring and Craft

The Colouring and Craft series from Carlton books is a great development of the current colouring-in frenzy. I designed a set of ten repeating patterns for each title. Each pattern appeared as a coloured sheet, a line drawing and in a template for a craft project. The blank patterns had to be detailed, yet open enough to be coloured-in with a pencil or felt tip.

Tokyo, from Extreme Colouring: Amazing World to which I was a contributing artist.

City Mazes, Lonely Planet - for which I designed all the mazes.

Having developed a love of pattern design whilst working on the Craft and Colour series, I was very excited when invited by Contrado to be one of their creatives.


In 2019 I won their first ever competition which had transformation as a theme.


In May 2017, I launched my Clothing and Homeware range A Devil for Detail. Come and have a browse here:


If you're interested in developing with me a series of surface pattern designs for craft projects, publication, or merchandise I'd be over the moon. eMail me about it on:

Surface Pattern Design