I’m Vanessa Waller, a pattern designer and illustrator based in West Yorkshire in the UK. Mondaland is my creative world, so called because Monda was something of a nickname of mine when I was a child. When I'm not being a pattern designer, illustrator, and maker of stuff, I’m being a mummy to 2 little people.
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to draw, paint, and cut things up, and so it seemed almost inevitable that on leaving school I would choose a creative route at University. I gained a BA (Hons) in Design Crafts where I specialised in printed textiles and multimedia textiles.
On leaving university I worked in several non-creative (paying the bills) roles whilst I looked for my dream job as a designer. I had my first freelance piece commissioned at this time. I continued to work in non creative roles for a number of years until a point came where I felt I needed to have a good go at following my dream, so left my well paid job at a well respected company and took myself on a course where I learned to design digitally. These were the skills I didn’t have but felt I needed to continue along my creative path and perhaps be able to make some money doing what I love too.
For freelance enquiries and commissions, please get in touch by filling out the form on the 'contact' page of my website. I'd love to hear from you.