Kristi O'Meara is a surface designer & illustrator based Chicago, IL. She is the founder of textile design studio and blog, The Patternbase. She received her bachelor of fine arts in 2009 from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she studied painting, design, and fiber arts. Kristi released her first publication, The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs through Thames & Hudson Publishing in 2015. Her work has been featured in Chicago Magazine, IdN, Cool Hunting, CS | Modern Luxury, and Dutch Elle, among others.