hello!

I'm Shannon Hays, a designer, illustrator, surface pattern designer and doodler. I began my design career more than twenty years ago as an Art Director for a publishing company. After many years of designing magazine layouts—then logos and corporate collateral as a freelance graphic designer—I discovered a new passion for illustration and surface pattern design.

In 2015, I was awarded the Print & Pattern Scholarship to The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (ABSPD) and haven't looked back since. I now happily spend my days drawing cute characters and creating playful patterns. I'm thrilled to count DesignDesign, Design House Greetings, Elephant & Bird Books, Great Arrow Graphics, Make Believe Ideas, Minted, Paper Balloon and Peaceable Kingdom among my recent clients.

So, thanks for stopping by! Take a look around. I'm open to licensing my designs and working on commission. Feel free to drop me a line—I'd love to hear from you!  shannon@shannonhays.com