Hello and welcome! My name is Mirna and I am a surface pattern designer based in Hudson Valley, NY. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and an Associates degree in Graphic Design. I grew up in Europe where my creative journey started. As a child I was influenced with my mom's creativity and her amazing interior design skills and as a result of this I discovered my talent for drawing, painting and design.
I worked many years as a graphic designer and I truly loved every single project, but when I discovered surface pattern design I knew that I had found my passion. I start every pattern by hand painting in watercolors. After scanning my paintings I make repeat patterns and color adjustments/separation in Photoshop. I love texture and painting in watercolors gives me opportunity to achieve that feeling of hand made. In my surface design work I like shifting between florals, figurative and abstract art.
When working on projects I divide my time between surface design, graphic design and restoring our house with my veteran husband. I truly believe that every creative person is creative in many fields, so for me, designing patterns or logos, or decorating and restoring our mid century fixer upper comes so naturally to me. I feel grateful that I can pursue what I love doing and as follower of Christ I am thankful to Him.
Thank you for stopping by! If you have any additional question about my work, or if you want to work/collaborate with me fill out the contact form and I will get back to you.