Allison has always felt a distinct connection to textile design and patterns. You could say that textile design is woven into her family (pun intended!). Some of her family members include commercial artists, interior designers, weavers and seamstresses.
It was her love of drawing and painting that led her to spend her college years pursuing a degree in illustration at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut. During her summers off from college she worked at her parents’ office furniture dealership, often in the back room organizing fabric samples. She loved pouring over the dazzling textiles and day dreaming about the fabulous designers who created them.
After graduating, Allison moved to her now beloved home of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was there that she began working for a graphic design firm, while continuing to paint on the side and taking part-time classes in interior design. She started using fabric in her paintings, which led to painting background pattern motifs. She eventually taught herself to create her own original repeat patterns and a passion was born! Allison’s loves of illustration, graphic design and interior design finally came together with textile and pattern design.
Allison shares a charming apartment in the Bay View area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her cat Mabel.
For inquiries regarding licensing and contract work, please drop a line: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her fabric designs can be purchased at Modern Yardage.