Hi! I’m Noa, a surface pattern designer, artist and illustrator from Israel. I live in an old apartment from the 50’s, which has the most gorgeous vintage floor (you can see it in the picture), with my husband, two little boys and our dog Penny.
My work is a mixture inspired by everything that sparks my imagination and makes me happy – magical fairy tales, cartoons and comic books, the amazing world under the sea, vintage items and folk art. I enjoy exploring creative techniques and new ideas using water colors, brush pens, markers, pens and pencils (you can see some of these explorations on my Instagram feed).
I usually start designing in simplified organic shapes. My favorite part of the process is adding plenty of elaborate details and decorative elements to create my stylized and somewhat quirky motifs. I work mostly in bold color combinations and tend to use shades which are a bit more rustic and with a vintage-y feel.
I enjoyed creating beautiful things for as far as I can remember. I spent a year in university experimenting in different art and design fields, such as sculpturing, oil painting, photography and custom & stage design, followed by a 4-year degree in Fashion design. During these years I found my passion for patterns, spending most of my time designing the fabrics for my fashion projects.
After graduating with Excellency, I created a line of leather accessories printed with my designs, using a unique printing on leather technique I developed myself. Soon, designer friends and colleagues started asking me to help create unique leathers for their brands, and I began providing surface design and printing on leather services for accessories and shoe designers worldwide.
Seeing my designs on actual products has been so exciting and rewarding. My goal for the next few years is to see my artwork on fabric collections, stationery, home and kitchenware, children’s apparel, toys and gifts.