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Tricia Bennett Portfolio


A love of color, patterns, shapes and textures has played a key role in my career as a visual designer/photographer. Early employment always found me in a creative line of work, such as hand-printing patterns on garments at the Bluefish Clothing Company or creating seasonal fabric swatches at Jones NY & Company. My start in photography began literally in the dark working in a photographers darkroom developing and processing color prints from film (remember film?). I would spend hours in complete darkness turning blank paper into colorful prints. But the best part of the job was spent on location assisting the photographer on photo shoots and learning first hand about camera gear, lighting techniques, props and styling. The majority of my career has been with Christine Taylor Collection, a leader in the world of visual merchandising. When I first started 15 years ago they were a small company and as the company grew so did my knowledge and expertise in the visual design industry. I was promoted to Art Director and company Photographer, a challenging position that utilized both my design and photographic skills. I collaborated with project managers and team members on the creation of print and promotional materials as well as handled all the product photography. I easily adapt to innovative processes and ever-changing technology. I like the energy and stimulus from working with other creatives, but I am also comfortable handling projects on my own. Oh, and tight deadlines do not deter me! I will go above and beyond expectations to make sure the smallest details are taken care of and the job is done beautifully.


Illustrations and photography made into repeat patterns

« Cable knit repeat pattern colorways I created this repeat pattern using Photoshop. I have changed this repeat into various colors depending on the needs of the client. It was digitally printed on velvet fabric for a large scale department store's Holiday display.

« Crackle pattern banner shown in retail store window

« Crackle repeat pattern This pattern I created utilizing both Photoshop and Illustrator. The crackle pattern was requested by the client to reflect the trend at the time of coated, painted denim. The client needed banners produced for their window displays. The repeat pattern was manufactured using rotary printing to produce the flocked pattern.

« Hand drawn polka dot pattern The repeat pattern was manufactured into digitally printed fabric yardage. We produced items such as the pedestal cover and banner stand cover in the foreground. You'll also see the fabric on the hat box set in the background. Note that I also illustrated the Mondrian inspired pattern shown on the banners behind the shelving and on the rug.

« Hand drawn polka dot repeat pattern I created this seamless pattern by first hand drawing the dot, then digitizing the drawing and utilizing both Photoshop and Illustrator to create the repeat.

« Cable knit pattern Shown is the repeat pattern digitally printed on fabric that was then manufactured into the form covers shown here.


Concept renderings created to showcase products for visual merchandising of retail stores

« Tablecloth rendering This project I collaborated with our Industrial Designer, he supplied the 3D rendering of the client's table. I photo rendered the tablecloth concept design.

« Holiday window concept design These examples show concepts based on the client's desire for utilizing birch bark, wood, gold foil accents and greenery. The client supplied us the image of their mannequin to utilize in the photo rendering.

« Holiday store entryway table concept design This store entryway concept mirrors the previous holiday window concept design.


« Trade show photography

« Retail photography

« Location product photography

« Studio photography and styling


Examples of mood and trend boards

« Trend Board

« Mood Board

« Mood Board This mood board features the inspiration of Absinthe requested by the client along side my photography of products that reflect the mood of the board.


« Full page print ad for industry trade magazine This full page print ad features my product photography, post processing as well as page layout.

« Printed marketing postcards These examples feature my photography, post processing and page layout. I also designed the die line for the folded postcard enclosure.

« Printed calendars I collaborated with our Creative Director for these calendar projects. These feature my photography, post processing and page layout. I also designed the die lines for the easels and folded enclosure.