Aria of flowers, a new pattern design. From today on, I want to put some of my new surface pattern designs in the spotlight. So keep a close eye on this page. The first one to take center stage is this dreamy and stylish floral design: Aria of flowers. I created this design with bedding […]

In the 8 years of being a surface pattern designer I’ve been using different tools and workflows over the years.. After using so many resources I now certainly know what my favorites are and I would love to share my experiences with you, in the hope that it will help you too for making choices.. […]

In 2013 I discovered my passion for surface pattern design. But at that moment I wasn’t immediately skilled at it. It took me a lot of investigation, trial and error and in the end taking a lot of classes, before I started feeling confident in creating patterns. Classes and classes A big game-changer for me […]

Illustrator on the iPad is finally here! A few weeks ago Adobe launched Illustrator on the iPad, and I must say that made me a happy girl! Of course I had to try it out before I could know if it really would make me happy! For a long time I was searching for a […]

Here at Ellila designs we are very excited to let you know that from this week on, Studyo Ellila is born. Studyo Ellila is part of Ellila Designs and is a place where you can find botanical birth announcement cards, custom fabric and little gifts to hand out at your maternity visit. And of course, […]

Happy as I am, I need to share this big milestone with you!  I am so proud that I can share my first big collaboration! is a Belgian company, based in Ghent (my birth place), who sells phonecases, laptop sleeves and tablet cases.  On their website you can find cases for more than 10 brands and for […]

When I started to learn about Surface Pattern Design in 2013, it was a real struggle to find classes to learn a good technique for making patterns. In the end I found a way to make my patterns in photoshop, but they were very basic. Luckily my pattern passion stayed and I kept on making […]

Did you remember I was planning to do a monthly challenge?   Well because it’s February already, it’s time to let you know what the end result is for my January challenge.    Before I started my challenge I planned out all my themes for every month.  For January I chose the Valentine theme, I […]

Now the Christmas holidays are in full run and the new year is approaching very fast, I finally find (or make) some time to look back on 2018 and make plans for 2019!   At the end of 2017 I bought the most expensive present ever!  And you know what, it was a present for myself!  […]

So happy to see you here!  Today I launched my very first website, and it is such a good and exciting feeling!  A feeling I want to share with you!  Because the world of surface pattern design and making art, is such a great world, a world I don’t want to keep for myself. In […]


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