Art by David J. Roberts
Mixhive is my pattern design and photography portfolio of work.
Each Mixhive collection starts with the same intent: Discover something worth developing and don't walk away from it. Iterate with scale, rhythm, light, and everything available to the medium until the work has been put in. Pause. Let life get in the way. Then come back to it and work the idea over some more, even if that's a year later. That's it. Keep it simple and keep iterating. Occasionally stop and publish.
About this site
The work shown on Mixhive documents the few moments I have to create without strings attached. I no longer sell home accessories and wall art directly online. The quality of most on-demand goods is too poor to last, and I don't want to be another company that is carelessly contributing plastic fibres to our oceans. To purchase or license the artwork on the site, please contact me.
Since 2000, I’ve designed and art directed for small studios, advertising agencies, large corporations, and then I did it all over again with my own full service studio for 10 years. I am currently the Creative Director at a tech company in Dallas, Texas.