Libby Hampel is the surface pattern designer of Monark’s bold, playful, precise patterns.
A B.F.A in Textile Design was originally a B.F.A in Fashion Design. The change happened when Libby’s fashion design teacher noticed there was more interest in drawing patterns on the clothing instead of seams. Whoops!
Pattern has been a constant part of Libby’s life. Drawing doodles in the margins of classroom notes; making patterns with Perler beads; creating abstract drawings using free hand, stencils, rulers, or a spirograph set; creating repeat patterns using silk screen printing; creating knit and woven patterns, are the many ways patterns have filled her life.
Libby’s life has had different endeavors and experiences, including selling and marketing her beaded, paper, and laser cut jewelry, graphic design, web design, and working for Apple, Inc.