Marti Betz Design/Illustration



I discovered Surface Pattern Design when I needed to design PJ patterns for my kids book "It's Jammy Time". See below, two PJ patterns I designed for a Dinosaur and Elephant. Elephant has chosen to wear Dino PJ patterns and Dino has chosen to wear Elephant PJ patterns.

After a career focused on graphic design, I now work doing what I love most—surface pattern design and picture book writing and illustration. When not designing great patterns for home furnishing, wallpaper, gift wrap and children's clothing you can find me, playing with shapes, whimsy, ideas, and color, setting off sparks in Adobe illustrator. I adore write/illustrate picture books on subjects children can truly enjoy. My new picture book "It's Jammy Time" is close to completion and full of pretending and patterns. In the future look for my my pattern designs to show up on pjs, wallpaper, pillows, armchairs, onesies, kids shoes and more!

Maps By Marti Betz Design/Illustration

Crabtown: Annapolis, Maryland by Marti Betz Design/Illustration



Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city, is on Chesapeake Bay. Its historic district includes 18th-century brick houses and the domed 1700s Maryland State House. On Church Circle, the Romanesque-style St. Anne’s Episcopal Church has Tiffany glass windows and a historic cemetery. The sprawling waterfront grounds of the United States Naval Academy feature beaux arts architecture, monuments and a naval history museum.