Designer Profile: MK Surface

Michelle Kliman, also known as MK Surface, lives in Chicago, and loves to draw, paint, and create colorful and fun patterns and illustrations. She keeps it fresh and modern with a vintage twist. She is inspired by the geometry of nature, fashion, architecture, outer space, and so much more!

MK Surface was born out of a desire to create surface designs that inspire, spread joy, and elevate the everyday. She loves creating beautiful designs and meeting new people, and MK Surface will rise to any challenge.

Prior to starting MK Surface, Michelle worked in the product design industry for close to a decade as an in-house designer for market leaders. She has both a craft-based and concept-driven arts education, first with a BFA in Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and then an MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London.

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