I wake up early in the morning, make my coffee, and start drawing as the sun comes up. I feel inspired by the many pattern-lovers before me…Ray Eames, Rosita Missoni, Maija Isola of Marimekko. They wanted us to see the world in new and beautiful ways, and there is a certain sense of optimism in that.

In every decade, patterns bring joy. Just imagine the world without them. No matter the state of the world around us, it’s hard not to feel hopeful when you look at patterns. It’s probably why I can’t stop creating patterns for products that range from huge neighborhood murals to tiny children’s clothes.

If you are a pattern lover, you are a friend of mine.