Starting with paper dolls and bulletin boards in grammar school, followed by a career in graphic design, art direction and interiors, I have always been a designer. Surface pattern design wraps all that up into one bright package and puts a bow on it.

My process starts with a doodle and a concept, worked out and refined in pencil, then scanned into my computer for coloring. Keeping a sense of the human hand in my design is important to me.

Juggling ideas and images that delight and amuse me, I work to devise patterns that are elegant and lighthearted, the kind that I myself would buy.

Contact: or 206-930-6627

All images, designs and repeats copyright Michele Kellett