Son Adam - circa 1981
A fine man now!!!
And has made his Mom proud!
New garden I created under our european beech tree.
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Pat & John @ The Kara Walker exhibit - Domino Sugar factory just before it was demolished - July 2014 - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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Pat Giancontieri (aka Pat Dooling)
   
Designs with Integrity, reflecting a rich history.

I believe good design emanates from a
thoughtful and informed process...


  • "Master painter" proficient in all mediums
  • CAD expertise (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Fine art and period knowledge.
  • In-depth industry experience.
  • Classically trained at the Fashion Institute of
    Technology.
  • Hand-Etcher on Granite
 
 
 
Society6 for my designs on high-quality
AMERICAN MADE products.
Web Design
After a multifaceted career as a Textile/Surface Designer, encompassing a variety of markets, I now
concentrate solely on hand etching portraits and scenes on memorials. It brings comfort to families,
friends, communities and those seeking to memorialize loved ones, heros and important events. It is a
compelling form of Surface Design and is my most important work.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have worked solely as a Textile & Surface Designer for my entire
career. It is a profession I have been passionate about and fascinated with since childhood. This first love
had endured a lifetime. My current work is on granite - a most permanent "surface".

History:
The Fashion Institute of Technology was my first choice for college and after graduating I was employed
by M. Lowenstein & Sons in their Wamsutta division. In the beginning I “worked on the boards”, a term
used for those of us who hand-painted on a daily basis. As a colorist, repeat artist, designer and
eventually as assistant stylist, print stylist and mill stylist, my career progressed. Opening my own studio,
Yellow No 5 Design Studio, Inc. was a natural evolution. We specialized in service work (both hand-
painted and CAD) and offered styling services including “mill work”.  Working for and with, what were
termed “the best of the best” companies, Dan River, Richloom Group, Robert Allen Group, Creative Bath,
Talbots, Dana Buchman, Macy’s and many others, my design skills evolved to encompass product
knowledge in a variety of markets; apparel - women’s wear, men’s, children’s; home products - bed and
bath, home furnishings, flooring, wall coverings and rugs. Printsource, Surtex and Yellowno5design.com 
were venues for sales, along with a cadre of loyal customers, we enjoyed a long run of success. I have
had the priveledge of working with some of the mosted talented artists and designers in the industry.

In 2011 I traveled to Italy and visited designers, mills and museums, including the Ratti Foundation and
Ratti print plant, Antico Setificio, Tessitura Taborelli and Picchi amongst others. It was fascinating and
educational to see what has changed and what has remained the same in our industry.

Invited as an Arts-In-Education professional with Eastern Suffolk BOCES, and as a speaker for
independent organizations I share my knowledge and love of design by giving workshops and
presentations to students, faculty and community organizations throughout Long Island.
 
Yellow No 5 design Studio originated in 1995 with myself (Pat Dooling, nee Giancontieri) and
Malgosia Bromirska, (formerly of Ann Klein, one of the industry’s top textile designers and a true master
in color), partnering to create one of the industry’s top service studios. 
  
   Clients included:
   • Highland Court/Duralee
   • Laura Kirar/Tru Design
   • Swavelle/Mill Creek
   • Bespoke Trimmings, LLC.
   • Ametex/Robert Allen Group
   • Richloom Group
   • Dan River
   • Jaden Fabrics
   • LeSportsac
   • Alberto Mikali
   • Talbots
   • Blue Moon Printworks
   • Special Occasion Dresses



My Hobby:
Conti Collection Jewelry began in 2006 as a healing endeavour. "The stones have an energy which touches
us at a deep inner level. My focus is on presenting an eclectic combination of form, texture and color. Nature's palette
provides infinite ways to express my passion for design, color and texture. Working with semi-precious gemstones,
crystals, and pearls are an endless source of beauty and pleasure. Marrying expressive materials, particular metals and
handmade lampwork beads, provides a signature touch to each piece."


My Spirit:
Paintings... As a "Master Painter" I am adept in all mediums and techniques; skills which have been
honed through years of hand painting when this was the paradigm of the industry.                

                                         I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. - Vincent Van Gogh

                                        Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape
                                                                    those who dream only at night.   - Edgar Allan Poe


Current Work:
Etchings - Etching on monuments and using technology as Laser Design Solutions began when I
applied my creative experience to designing personal and family memorials. The opportunity arose
during a lull in freelance textile work.
                                           "It is deeply rewarding to provide comfort to grieving families."

Web design. A new challenge, something I love, and working out extremely well!
Check out my latest website created for John J Potter.

Botanical Illustration:
I have begun the journey towards a dream imagined for quite some time,
Botanical Illustration.
Enjoy a taste of the prepartory work I am doing towards my Botanical Illustration Certificate.


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