Ellen is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and pattern maker from Melbourne. She has some insane clients - The New York Times (US), Bloomberg Businessweek (US), Sydney Opera House and Sydney Comedy Festival. Last year she was awarded runner up in the 2014 Yen STAEDTLER Young Female Art Awards. We're a big fan of her patterns! From her: "As my first year out of uni, I really had no idea what 2014 would bring. It turned out to be an enormous and exciting year for me! My biggest highlight would have to be traveling in the US for 4 months. I got to experience an amazing country and eat too much cheesy food, but it was also where I decided that I was going to focus on building a career in what I love doing most -- illustration. So I moved to Melbourne and have been working my butt off since! I'm looking forward to a busy 2015."