I’m a printed textile and surface designer, currently traveling as a digital nomad in Canada. When possible, I tend to move around quite a bit, usually chasing the sun and sea.

Things that inspire my designs are current trends, as well as traditional textile designs from all over the world, nature and I also often turn to the beauty of the underwater world.

I specialise in creating original bespoke print designs to add personality and value to garments and other products, using techniques such as painting, illustration, photography and CAD programs.

Services I provide include:

  • Original artwork development

  • Production ready technical repeats

  • Colour separation

  • Reworking vintage prints

  • Trend mood boards

Brands that have commissioned or purchased my designs include Billabong, Sheike, Bonds, Mink Pink, Le Salty, Belk, Steamline Luggage, Capriosca Swimwear, Ally Fashion, Zulu & Zephyr, Sweet Cheeks Swimwear, Three of Something, Printed Village and more.

If you are interested in a custom made print, please fill in the form here. For more information or access to the Exclusive Print Library you can email me at meryl.pardoen@googlemail.com.


“Meryl has been such a superstar freelancer to work with. Every week she consistently wows me with her creativity and her work ethic. She understands how to design to a brief with flare and is always efficient. It’s a pleasure and ease to work with Meryl, I love having her as part of team Kukukachu!” Alana Gunn, Owner of Kukukachu Studio, Byron Bay, Australia
“It has been a pleasure working with Meryl. Her amazing talent and creativity as a designer are equally matched by her ability to take direction for our needs. She has a very quick turnaround and a great breadth of style and technique in her work. We look forward to continuing to work with her.” Sara Banks, CEO, Steamline Luggage, Dublin/New York
“I have had the pleasure of working with Meryl as a freelance artist with White Buffalo Studio. Meryl is always more than happy to work with us on custom designs on top of her weekly print directives.  She also delivers on time and will offer multiple options. She manages to find the balance between our needs and her own personal style which we love.  She has a great eye for composition, layout and color.  She has so much to offer for whomever may employ.” Leslie Galland, Owner of White Buffalo Studio, USA
“Meryl is a talented artist who was able to take direction well for the concept needed. I would definitely use her in the future.” Ashley Wakefield, Owner of Wakefield Design Studio, USA.
"Meryl designed the wrapping paper, packaging and logo for my independent jewellery business. She followed the brief which was to design prints based on the current collections. My jewellery reflects simplistic geometric shapes and is hugely influenced by Scandinavian minimalism. Meryl produced outstanding quality in her work and is extremely focussed on intricate detail. I am very impressed with the results and many customers have already commented on how beautiful it is. I would use her again without a second thought. Thank you Meryl, it was a pleasure to work with you!" Clare Potterton, Founder and designer, Velvet Parsnips, UK.