Hi, I'm Charla!
I'm a surface designer, published illustrator, and illustration professor with over thirteen 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 M.A. in Communication Arts.
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 coffee, cuddling with my two cats, making jewelry, traveling, and stargazing in my 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
All images on this site ©2022 Charla Pettingill