Michele Rosenboom

I received my design education at Iowa State University. I have a BFA in Interior Design and I am currently finishing my MA in Graphic Design. My fascination with pattern began back in 1999 when I spent a semester studying design in Rome, Italy. I have sketchbooks full of patterns that adorned nearly every surface of Rome’s historical buildings. Pattern was everywhere and I was mesmerized!

In the following 10 years, I practiced commercial interior design at a midwestern architectural firm. One of my favorite parts of that job was seeing new patterns come out each season in wallcovering, textiles, and carpet.

Today, I am a wife, mother and full-time student. I love photography and sewing (which
is surprising given how frustrated I became while my mother patiently taught me how as a teenager). I am a former farm girl and love the fact that while I no longer live on a farm, I can still drive 5 minutes to get my dose of open space. I love to explore other parts of the world, but I’m also content exploring the amazing minutia of nature around me.

My coursework in graphic design is culminating in the development of a surface design portfolio. Following graduation, I plan to start a business as a freelance designer. Pattern is my passion and I hope to make it my career. I’m thrilled to be a part of REPEAT and I’m looking forward to getting started!

Winner Design Challenge One – Tiny Dwellings

Reader’s Choice Award Design Challenge One – Tiny Dwellings

Reader’s Choice Award Design Challenge Two – Industrial Revolution

6 comments on “Michele Rosenboom

  1. Kathy on said:

    Way to go Michele! (It’s in the genes)
    Aunt Kathy

  2. Timothy J Arand-McIlrath on said:

    So good to see your work again. Where are you studying Geraphic Design? When I retired in 2002, I moved permanently to Okoboji. I love it here. Active with the Pearson Lakes Art Center. Busy painting and making sculpture.

  3. Fred Malven on said:

    The yellow piece shown here is fresh, bold, friendly. It projects an unpretentious confidence that is rich and distinctive without fussiness. Your earlier piece (“twisted abode?”) for TPB was particularly distinctive. Your work is beautiful in its diversity. As an aside, your ode to rural America– in your bio– was refreshing. Somehow, your work evokes a similar, comfortable familiarity. Best of luck with your various ventures.

  4. Ramona on said:

    Really enjoy these patterns and colors. I would definitely be thinking of ways to use these fabrics. I will echo Malven’s comments, “fresh, bold and friendly”.

  5. Melissa on said:

    Is your sunflower fabric available to buy yet? :) but seriously, is it? :)

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