Hi, I'm Charla!
I'm a published illustrator, surface designer, and illustration professor with 14 years of industry experience designing for print and pattern. I graduated magna cum laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I studied Illustration and earned a B.F.A. and an M.A. in Visual Communication. I love creating illustrations that bring joy to others.
I have created artwork for magazines, product packaging, floor coverings, fabric, gift wrap, and greeting cards, as well as children's activities and books. I also have experience in art direction and project management. Repeat patterns are my passion!
When I'm not drawing, I enjoy a good cup of coffee, hanging out with my two cats, making jewelry from polymer clay and found objects, traveling to new destinations, and stargazing in my Savannah backyard.
Member: Society of Illustrators
Highlights for Children
Savannah College of Art and Design
Paintbrush Studio Fabrics
College of Charleston Magazine
IG Design Group Americas
Spoonflower living & decor shop
Voyage ATL interview
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