For me, surface pattern design and hand lettering are joyful music made visible. After receiving a BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, I got my start in Boston illustrating holiday gift wrap and gift bags — a lucky break and a unique learning experience. I worked in newspaper production during the day and freelanced late into the night. After stints in advertising and in printed textile design, I pursued a long-held interest and learned brush calligraphy, which I now translate into vector graphics. By making my designs easy to use on all kinds of products, I aim to add some warmth, elegance, and fun to everyday life.
My husband, three daughters, and I, have lived in New York City, London, and Hong Kong. We are happy to now be back in my hometown on Long Island, New York, near lots of boats and pebbly beaches.
Photo by Jennifer Barnes Eliot