Emily Isabella is an illustrator and designer based in the Hudson Valley, just north of New York City. Her work varies from book illustration to packaging design to textile design. On an interview with Surface Pattern Design Guild she writes about her style and what drew her to pattern design:
â€œI would describe my style as folky, yet clean and lighthearted with a bit a quirk. I am inspired by modern Japanese design, as well as folk art from South America and Scandinavia. I collect antiquated childrenâ€™s books that are full of content that is a little off kilter. I have very specific taste so I am confident that as my work evolves and changes, it will always be recognizable.â€
â€œMy love of fabric and tactile processes was evident so I went to Savannah College of Art and Design and majored in Fibers. I bounced around with different processes in college but one thing always remained â€” I couldnâ€™t stop drawing. Print design came very naturally to me and I discovered it to be commercially viable out of school. So here I am!â€
Images: Courtesy of Emily Isabella.