about
This is a photo of me, attempting to help my Dad wallpaper our bathroom, at age 3.
Here I am at age 3, "helping" wallpaper our bathroom. I've always loved a good project.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Mary Ellen, a surface pattern designer based in sunny Southern California.
I grew up in New England, playing in the woods, hand-cutting Valentine's Day cards and building dollhouse furniture from our recycling bin (toothpaste caps make excellent lampshades). My handy parents always encouraged my brother and I to help with home renovations, which fostered a lifetime love of DIY projects.
I designed my first repeat pattern for a sewing project and quickly fell in love with surface pattern design. Freehand pencil sketches, simple graphic marks and nature motifs form the majority of my work. I tend to use a limited color palette and lots of white space. From sweet baby animals to bold geometric florals, I hope my designs make you smile and bring a little joy to your day.
My patterns are primarily designed for the home, baby and stationery markets but I'm also interested in product packaging and would love to have a fabric collection someday!
meoMADE patterns are available for licensing and/or purchase and I'm always up for collaborations. Please feel free to reach out to discuss your upcoming projects. I'd love to work together!
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