Hi there!

I’m Maja Rönnbäck, a Swedish surface pattern designer, illustrator & Skillshare teacher, based in Stockholm. I have a deep love for simplicity and I create playful and vibrant patterns, with the intention of spreading happiness. My designs are simple but dynamic, created with soft color palettes in a clean Scandinavian style. I love to create a harmonious movement in my patterns which makes them feel joyful and alive and I believe that it’s the simplest things that brings the most beauty and joy, both in life and in art.

I’ve recently started to share my knowledge through online courses on the plattform Skillshare. I teach classes within pattern design, illustration and graphic design. I love to teach! It’s so rewarding to be a part of others learning. I’m a self-taught designer so I know how much love and effort it takes to learn new skills on your own.

Some fun facts is that I've worked with teaching a whole lot before, when I used to work as an able bodied seaman and as a sailing instructor. I was sailing the seven seas and taught complete beginners how to sail huge tall ships. I’ve crossed the Atlantic ocean four times and the Indian Ocean once and I’ve sailed to over 50 countries in the world. As you might have guessed I absolutely love to travel and I’m so fortunate to have been able to travel so much. I find a lot of inspiration for my designs from the experiences I have during my travels, as well as the small things in my everyday life.

Besides creating surface designs, I love to help businesses with branding and building web sites and are available for all sorts of design projects within this field.

My artwork is available to buy or license and I welcome commissions, collaborations and freelance work.

Please get in touch if you’re interested in working together!