Son Adam - circa 1981
A fine man now!!!
And has made his Mom proud!
New garden I created under our european beech tree.
Pat & John @ The Kara Walker exhibit - Domino Sugar factory just before it was demolished - July 2014 - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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 - versed in a variety of mediums
  • CAD expertise (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Fine art and period knowledge.
  • In-depth industry experience.
  • Classically trained at the Fashion Institute of
  • Hand-Etching on Granite
  • Botanical Illustration
Society6 for my designs on high-quality
Web Design
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After a multifaceted career as a Textile/Surface Designer, encompassing a variety of markets, I now concentrate on two artistic endeavors: hand etching portraits and scenes on memorials and Botanical Illustration. The etchings bring comfort to families, friends, communities and those seeking to memorialize loved ones, heroes and important events. It is a compelling form of Surface Design and is gratifying work.
The Botanical Illustration is a practice I have aspired to since taking my first "Nature Study" class at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Although I have painted thousands of flowers in my Textile days, this form of illustration is scientific and challenging. I am working towards my "Certificate in Botanical Illustration" from the New York Botanical Garden. I am loving this new chapter in my life and artistic practice.

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".

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  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:
... As a "Master Painter" I am versed in a variety 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:
- 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.