I’m Hitomi Kimura, surface pattern designer living in Japan. When I was a child, I used to look at the patterns on the ceilings of my house and wonder how they went on forever. After studying oil painting at an art college and working for a printing and design company in Tokyo and a publishing company in the UK, I returned to Japan and became interested in pattern design by chance. In 2007, I started printing my patterns on fabric at home under the label Kalla, producing goods and selling them online. Since 2011, I have been working as a freelance pattern designer, collaborating with various companies to create beautiful products.

Pattern Designer Hitomi Kimura