Deborah has a serious passion for designing repeating patterns, and creating coordinates. Thanks to her extensive fine art training, and natural talent, she creates designs by hand, with goauche or watercolor. CAD is used afterwards to put motifs into repeat, and recolor and rescale when necessary. Her portfolio includes bedding ensembles consisting of main patterns for duvets, coordinating patterns for sheets, and accents such as throw pillows or dust ruffles. All of her patterns can be used for gift wrap, clothing, wall covering, and many other products! Deborah's design portfolio represents several techniques and styles, from painterly watercolor florals, to stylized, cartoon-like animals. Her passion shines through every pattern!
She currently has shops through Spoonflower and Zazzle, where fabric and a wide variety of products can be purchased directly. Please contact her for inquiries regarding licensing or purchasing.
Deborah graduated from Syracuse University in 1999 with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts, after majoring in Surface Pattern Design. Her unique degree led her to the Home Furnish Design industry in New York City, where she designed bedding for Tommy Hilfiger, and custom carpets for Stark Carpets. Her clients included S.C. Johnson, The Minnesota Historical Society, and many other discerning clientele.
After returning to her hometown of Chicago, she opened her own 1,400 square foot showroom where she designed and imported custom rugs. She then went on to sell for Tai Ping Carpets/Edward Fields, where she helped Chicgoland top designers and architects such as Nate Berkus and Matt Lorenz, design custom carpets for clients such as The Pritzgers, The office of the Chicago Tribune, and Edward Bronfman.
In 2011, she relocated to Israel and brought her own business of custom designing and importing rugs to this region, where she provided high end rugs to a clients such the Recanatti family.
In 2015, Deborah returned to her artistic roots. she began building her portfolio of hand painted custom ketubot (Jewish marriage certificates). While you can still place custom rug or ketubot orders with her, more recently she has returned to her true passion for hand designing and hand painting repeating patterns for the production of bedding, fabric, wall covering, paper products and more!