Dinara Mirtalipova's Book of Patterns

Dinara Mirtalipova is a Uzbek girl and a self-taught illustrator and pattern designer. She seeks inspiration in fairy tales, folklore, native songs and traditional ornaments. With a love of travel and adventure, Dinara found herself in snowy Ohio, where she lives with her husband and their daughter. Her best inspirations come at night. She closes her eyes and immediately patterns flourish in front of her. She keeps a sketchbook on her night table to catch these ideas before they disappear. 


In preparation for SURTEX 2014, Dinara printed a book of illustrations and patterns. She has also printed a small book dedicated to her surface pattern designs called Book of Patterns. Be sure to visit Dinara’s website and take a look at all of her beautiful design work!