Hello! My name is Aileen and I am a surface pattern designer and graphic artist living in Los Angeles, California, USA.
My style is organic and layered, and my designs tend to incorporate the natural world as well as abstract imagery and textures.
I love finding inspiration in unusual yet ordinary patterns hidden in plain sight, like pavement cracks and rusty ladders. I also find that my creativity is sparked when I immerse myself in ephemera, lettering, and travel. Being raised in a bilingual home, Japanese lettering works itself into my designs from time to time.
Expanding my knowledge of tools and processes has become somewhat of a passion for me, so in the past several years I have explored calligraphy, block printing, stone sculpting, ceramics, mixed media, and even welding, and these explorations are starting to influence the way I think about and create designs. More recently, I have started to include my own photographs and collaged elements in my designs, and these approaches have broadened my perspective when it comes to making art.
Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to hire me or are interested in licensing or purchasing my designs. I am also available for representation.