My studio is called Nottene and it is pronounced [nuh-ten-uh]. It is a Norwegian word that means nuts. I started a daily drawing practice to simply appreciate the things around me, and now my illustration work comes from a practice of storytelling through drawing. I am inspired by the Maira Kalman line that a painting is truer than a photograph. I think it’s true for drawings too. I studied textiles at Central St Martins in London, and, though I am from Massachusetts, I have worked in print and pattern from east coast to west, in the UK and Europe in publishing, fashion, & art. Thank you for letting me be a part of your story.

Oh also, I can be reached at brella at nottene dot net and on the horn at 646 431 6812. 

Some recent projects include:
• See my latest silk scarf on Cool Hunting! You can find reference to the cyanotype bandanas too!
• I'm teaching at Parsons this fall! So excited to be teaching two fashion courses on the BFA.
• Find me at Brooklyn's Renegade Craft Fair at booth 100 on September 13th & 14th.
• I'm gearing up for Indigo NYC July 22nd & 23rd at Pier 92 in NYC. Come see my work for AW 2015/16 at booth B124
• I will be in Portland for ICON 8 this summer….if you're coming drop me a line & let's meet up!
• Please make sure to come visit me at Surtex BOOTH 454 from May 18-20 at the Javitz Center in NYC! The press release is here!
• SO thrilled to be included in this year's Uppercase Magazine Surface Design Guide!
• New work for Design Milk too: April Desktop Wallpaper & a shot of Vitamin D
• I have been doing some work for Amelia's Magazine, see Sorapol & Hiroko Nakijima
• A project near & dear to my heart: an illustrated lookbook for Myrtle LA. Fun press: We Are the MarketDiscreet Charms, Honey Kennedy, M'as Tu Vu?, Racked, Refinery 29, Votre Grande Soeur, & Miss Moss.  
Please see a new piece at The Period Store. (wha? yeah!)
 • You can now order prints of my work on Saatchi Online
• Please vote for my shop on Martha Stewart's American Made from August 26 to September 13. You can vote easily from Facebook and can vote 6 times a day!
 • Look for one of my pieces on We Transfer! It's random & there are lots of artists (and ads!) so you might have to check again....
 • See my work on Society 6. You know you need an new phone cover. 
 • I have been writing a column on Whimsey Box about new trends in materials: 3D printingdigital fabric printing, and more...
• I am having a big illustration project being published for The Equals Project, please support them here! They are awesome!
 • See my dish designs for ChilDish. Each order is personalized!
 • A collaboration with Design Milk Marimekko here.
 • Recently mentioned on Design Mom & Pattern Pulp!  
 • Just got back from teaching a textile class at Alt Summit (and last year too!)
 •  I was a guest critic at MICA's MA in Illustration practice in spring 2012 (and 2009 too!).
 • My article on natural dyeing is out in the April 2010 issue of Bust Magazine!
 • I just did a podcast with Anne Kenlon of GreenstitchListen here.
 • The Virgin Knitters project will be shown at the Textile Arts Center from November 5-December 16, 2010. The TAC has also scheduled the fabulous Sabrina Gschwandtner to speak during the run of the show on November 11!
 • My work for The Land Of will be featured in an Index book on identity design, Basic Identity, being published in October 2010.
 • I'm the guest critic this semester for F.I.T.'s Associate Apparel Design's Final Fashion Exhibition on November 30 2010.
 • Some of my design work has appeared in Made & Sold by Fl@33. Available October 2009.
 • See my natural dyeing How-To video here from Etsy labs .
 • My work has been profiled in Coroflot's Magazine
• My latex jackets are noted on
• You can now see my work on the UK's Axis website. I was nominated by knit artist Freddie Robins.
 • My Marriage Shirt project has been documented in Sonic Scope Quarterly :: contemporary visual art issue #6 :: Winter 2006, which is downloadable from the Portugal-based Grain of Sound.