Hi, I’m Maria the pattern designer and illustrator behind Maluda. As an avid pattern enthusiast, I truly believe in the power of colourful prints to enrich people’s lives in a small but essential way. That’s why I spend my time designing quirky patterns to decorate all kinds of everything. From fabric to stationery, homewares to wallpaper, I’ve got you covered!
Whilst earning my BA (hons) in Surface design from University of the Arts, London, I developed a vibrant aesthetic, drawing on the oddities of the world around me to create original designs with an effervescent twist. I have since lived and worked in countries as culturally diverse as Taiwan and Panama. These experiences further enriched my creativity and have immensely influenced the eclectic style of my work.
I still believe in the power of pencil, pen and paper as the tangible beginning of each design. All my motifs are hand drawn and it is this process that ensures that each pattern has a distinct charm.
I am always interested in hearing from people, especially if they’re curious about my work. If you would like to view my complete catalogue, buy or licence any of my designs, collaborate, work with me in another capacity or just want to say hi, you can contact me at email@example.com. You can also follow me on Instagram to check out my most recent work.