Surface Designer and Illustrator, Joan Herlinger was born in Sydney, Australia, but has been based in San Francisco for over 20 years where she has worked as a Designer and Illustrator, focussed mainly on web and mobile design. In the last two years she has returned to developing her passion for pattern making. Her style is bold, playful and colorful. Joan works in a variety of media, including felt and embroidery, watercolor, watercolor marker, gouache, acrylic and oil paint as well as digital media. She also hand sews felt toys based on her original designs. She was recently featured in an article about offline work of online designers in Communication Arts magazine. Joan is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, Australia in painting. Joan sometimes teaches classes to children and adults at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. See her work at: