Iris Merks (1989) is a surface pattern designer based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. In 2014 she graduated from ArtEZ school of the arts in Arnhem with a BA in fashion design. Since then her focus has shifted more and more towards pattern design and illustration. Her work is often inspired by the beauty of nature and she likes to draw and design in a very intuitive way, slowly building patterns, layer after layer until she has reached the desired result.
Her designs are digitally printed on high quality fabrics in the Netherlands. The totebags are then made by hand and the scarves are also finished by hand.