Katie O'Shea and her pattern design

Weaving Stories in Design: The Creative Journey of Katie O'Shea

We love seeing art come to life, that's why we are so excited to share a peek inside our creative process for many of our products! We pride ourselves on having an in-house design studio where all of our beautiful prints and designs come to life in your favorite products. Everything from rockflowerpaper features original designs, and many of them are created right in San Anselmo, CA by our talented design team! Today, we want to spotlight our amazing Pattern Designer, Katie O'Shea! Keep reading for a glimpse into her design process, and check out all of the products her wonderful art is featured on!

Katie O'Shea is a print and pattern designer and illustrator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She finds her inspiration for her work by taking photos and drawing daily. Her creative process can start on one of her favorite hikes, where she is drawn to a beautiful plant. She often takes pictures of what she's drawn to and uses it as inspiration when in her initial phases of design. It is with this process that we see nature, like that beautiful plant from her hike, flourish into a whole new life as a striking pattern displayed on an article of clothing or a tote bag. 

With a degree in graphic design, Katie attended the Rhode Island School of Design. For the past 2 years, Katie has been building her business as a surface pattern designer in the fabric and wallpaper industries. While working with companies like rockflowerpaper, she feels that it perfectly fits with her goal to collaborate with companies who's products are produced sustainably and made with care for the natural world. 

 Check out her process + a special sneak peek of some of our bold prints in our new Fall 2023 Collection!

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Shop some of Katie's favorite designs from the Fall 23 collection available now!

Modern Tulip Reversible Wrap Scarf

Modern Tulip Green Reversible Scarf



Icelandic Poppy Tray

Iceland Poppy Serving Tray



Holiday in the park kitchen tea towel

Holiday In The Park Eco Friendly Kitchen Tea Towel



Goose tray

Goose Serving Tray



New Fall Items have already arrived!