I live nestled on the majestic riverbanks of the Byron Bay Hinterland, with my husband and our three free-spirited, nature-loving boys.

I am a self-taught surface pattern designer. I remember when I first discovered pattern design, I was absolutely overcome by excitement and joy as the realisation of what it meant unveiled itself to me. My soul was literally on fire; all I wanted to do was create and start sprinkling little pieces of my heart into the world. And so, I began the journey of learning Surface Pattern Design from a beautiful and generous community of artists; and I am so grateful that I did. I spent countless hours learning the ropes and soaking it all in. It was such a fun and enriching time for me.

In between all this I was raising my three young boys with my number one fan and husband George. Living between our home on the river in Australia and our home on the lake in New Zealand. Fast-forward a few years and I am now a licensing artist!

I love to design for makers like you! I am so passionate about supporting handmade business' run by other creative mammas. The biggest reward is seeing my designs on your stunning handmade products in your one of a kind (cant get enough of) online stores!


My work is whimsical, painterly and sophisticated. I am a traditional watercolour artist and sometimes like to indulge in digital design.


You can shop my designs for your handmade biz from my Spoonflower store and a selection of my prints at Dusty Moon Fabrics.

If you are interested in licensing my work please, get in touch using the licensing application form HERE!
I’d love to hear from you.

Much love,




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Surface Pattern Designer

I create both traditionally & digitally. My favourite medium to paint with is watercolour. I adore its mesmerising and unpredictable nature. My designs are found and sold on fabric, wallpaper and lots of beautiful handmade goods all over the world!

I love designing for Makers and handmade business' and supporting the slow-movement-handmade industry. Seeing my designs on quality products that have been made with love by other small businesses and Mothers in business is a dream come true.'

Hi, I'm Kristianne!

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"I love designing for handmade stores"

I love the relationship between Artist/Designer and Maker! Seeing my handprinted designs that I have absolutely filled with love on your handmade products that you have devoted yourself too is the icing on the cake for me. It literally makes my giddy inside out! It drives me to keep dreaming up new watercolour creations for your business. Handmade for handmade.

Deer Fiorella Design Painting

Watercolour Pattern Design