I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer from Wellington, New Zealand, where I have just completed my degree in Textile Design at Massey University. I like to work traditionally, using drawing and painting methods to create my textile designs. I have always had a connection with nature, and find inspiration from the colours, patterns, shapes and attention to detail in flora and fauna.  

I believe it is important to use design as agent of change, and have done so in many of my projects. My graduate collection, ‘Planet or Plastic’ explores the negative impact that plastic has on the ocean. The screen-printed collection ‘Secret Garden’ also advocates for a positive mental wellbeing through being immersed within nature.

Feel free to contact me at: ellamsheehy@gmail.com