This is Joanna and I’m a surface pattern designer based in Kraków, Poland. I created Cosy Lines – Surface Design and Art Studio to design patterns and artwork that will make you feel cosy wherever you are.

Although Cosy Lines has come to life just recently, my artistic self-discovery started a few years ago when I have experimented with knitting, crocheting and hand-lettering. This helped me discover my true passion for pattern design and make an important career decision – I left a project management position in a big creative agency to follow my dream and create a design brand of my own.

I enjoy observing the world around me, therefore my designs are mostly inspired by nature, urban landscapes or everyday objects and my interpretation of these things.

I’m drawn to minimalistic yet quirky Scandinavian design but I also appreciate vintage, sophisticated interior decoration. I love drawing simple motifs and turn these into patterns that I think are fresh and modern with clean lines and a dash of Scandinavian feel in them. I love bold colour clashes but do not shy away from softer colour palettes or black-and-white hues.

When not designing, I love hanging out in art galleries and museums, travelling, spending time with my family or simply unwinding with a good book to read.