Ellen McKenna is a Melbourne based pattern designer and artist. Ellen’s work started with a modernist aesthetic, featuring textured line works, abstract spots and bold shapes but has developed to include a more expressionistic style created with paint. Ellen uses her art and pattern work as creative expression with a focus on colour, shape, playfulness and balance. Inspired by multidisciplinary design elements from the early to mid 20th Century, Ellen’s aesthetic is also shaped by her lifelong study and love of the arts which includes graduating with a degree in Visual and Performing Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts.
Ellen's work has, so far, been featured in products by fashion, textile and home wares clients, such as Elm Lifestyle , Chester Street Clothing, Foxwood Clothing, Nerida Hansen Textiles, Cotton ON and Soxy Beast.
Ellen is represented by Nerida Hansen Print and Pattern Agency.