I am Kathleen Cunningham, an artist, photographer, and surface designer in Oakland, California. I started out as a graphic designer and art director and spent many years designing and art directing for educational publishing then freelanced as a communications designer for nonprofit organizations. My degree is in photography and graphic design and lately I have been exploring pattern design using photos of my environment.
When I am out and about capturing the world around me through a kaleidoscope app on my iPad, I am awed by what I am able to document. What charms me about these patterns is the transformation of natures colors and textures into something equally unique. They are patterns that you can get lost in and they remind you look more closely at the world around you. It is very exciting to be able to celebrate nature's beauty by creating products with these designs.