Colorola was established in Barcelona in 1998 as the creative studios of illustrator, Stuart Patterson. Working and living in Spain, Stu worked with global clients such as Wallpaper Magazine, bluefly.com, BMW, Naked Music, LVMH, Custo Barcelona, and Condé Nast. Stuart became well know for his nightclub-inspired lifestyle illustrations— often featuring jet-set bacchanalians in various stages of undress, lounging on Ultrasuede.
Prior to taking his trusty hard drive to Europe, Stuart was cutting teeth in the nightclubs of New York and San Francisco, creating graphics and installations for Sound Factory (east and west), The Roxy, Twilo, DV8, DNA and 1015. As a student at the Academy of Art in SF, Stuart, naturally gregarious, bridged the gap between the photocopy club flyer and the full-color printed promotions that dominate today’s club culture.
It was only natural that his club graphics would quickly segue into the dance label scene. His earliest clients were a who’s who house music record companies. Creating jackets, labels, merchandise and advertising for such vinyl stalwarts as Strictly Rhythm, King St, Nu Grooves, Nervous, Eightball, and culminating with his widely exposed, full-throttled branding and packaging program for Naked Music.
Now in LA, Stuart’s independent design agency, Colorola, is known for its vibrant designs that typify the Southern California vibe, providing an expansive array of unique design solutions across all media platforms.