Kathleen Gretz – Artist, Pattern Designer
My first career was in the graphic arts. I loved it! The logo design, brochure and page layout, typography, not to mention learning and using all the apps needed for pulling together the right product, either printed or digital. I then fell into designing interiors. Finding a love for creating beautiful spaces, I studied and spent the next 15 years designing rooms and entire homes for my San Francisco Bay Area clients. Searching for fabrics and pulling complementing patterns together inspired me to create my own designs, landing on the perfect marriage between the graphic and interior arts. My passion for line, scale, color, contrast and texture, gleaned from both careers, has found its home in the wonderful world of pattern design.
Drawing inspiration from nature and architecture alike, I love the challenge of interpreting what I see into beautiful and useful patterns, that in the end, create beautiful and useful products. From bold patterns to subtle textures, my designs are scalable and adaptable.
Design is always collaborative. Whether the project is small or large, working together is at the center. And details matter. I strive to provide not only professional and responsive relationships but also well thought-out, beautiful and flexible designs.
Thanks for visiting my site and I look forward to creating something incredible together!