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Surface patter designer and illustrator studio
Iris Merks surface pattern designer

A little bit about me

I'm a freelance surface pattern designer, based in Haarlem, the Netherlands, where I live with my boyfriend and our two cats.

I create surface patterns for the fashion and interior textile industry.

After finishing my education in fashion design at ArtEZ school of arts in Arnhem I shifted my focus towards designing prints. I love to draw and paint and almost always start each design by hand on paper. The beauty of nature is what inspires me most and I like to design in a very intuitive way. Although I love illustrating plants and flowers, I occasionally also enjoy designing abstract prints and can design in different styles.

If you are looking for exclusive hand drawn illustrations or repeat patterns for your next collection or project, don't hesitate to get in touch with me through my e-mail or contact form! 

Besides designing I also teach courses in drawing and painting and botanical illustration in Haarlem and Hoofddorp. For more information have a look at my courses & workshops page.

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