Winner Interview: I’m Sensing a Pattern…

From houndstooth, to trippy stereograms, to lots of colorful dinosaurs, patterns are timeless and come in all shapes and sizes…literally. But at the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with classic patterns. That was the idea behind our Traditional Patterns challenge – to bring a traditional pattern to life in a non-traditional way! And Ibrahim H (moibhus_13) did just that with his winning “Abstract Chevron Pattern” design.

We talked to Ibrahim about the art scene in Malaysia where he’s from and his very first winning design. Check out what he had to say below!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself! Where are you from? What do you do for a living? 

I’m from Malaysia, I’m a full-time interior designer, part-time 3D visualizer.

What’s the art scene in Malaysia like?

It’s growing! There are a lot of talented artists rising and making their name internationally. Yuna, have you heard? I’m a fan:)

“Abstract Chevron Weave” pattern as a rug

Second ever Threadless submission AND first win! I saw you posted “lets get
printed” in the forums, and now here you are! Excited?

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-3-27-16-pmYes, I’m thrilled that my design finally get printed.

What attracted you to this challenge?

It’s something related to my work, where I am surrounded by beautiful fabric and patterns.

How did you create this design?

Brush stroke, I love the raw edges somehow its give you the abstract feel. I love to paint using mixed media.

The winning “Abstract Chevron Weave” design on a buncha different products

How did you come up with your username, moibhus_art13?

It’s an acronym of my name and my father and the year I joined Threadless.

What inspires you?

People and culture, and I’m blessed to born in multicultural country. You should come here, the food will blow your mind. It’s a gastronomic galore ;)

“Tattoo Flower” in Ibrahim’s Artist Shop

Anything else?

Hope I’ll create more artwork and designs and continue to inspire others!


Shop the winning design!

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.