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Hello I'm Crissie; surface designer, illustrator
and professional rainbow maker. 
I like to tell stories,
create joy 
and make things happy and beautiful.

When I was 5 years old I told my Mum that I wanted to be
an artist when I grew up and fly around the world on an aeroplane. Three decades on my childhood dream has become a life long passion for making and creating.

My patterns and illustrations are colourful, playful and sweetly sophisticated, making them the perfect pairing for modern fabric, quilting, home decor, paper goods, packaging, stationery and so much more.

I find inspiration everyday from the places and people that surround me; from my children, my garden and my cherished childhood growing up in the beautiful Northland region of New Zealand.



Bolt of Cloth
Little Tribe New Zealand

KUKA Textiles


Willows Fairyland.


Follow me on instagram @crissierodda and see all my latest projects and works in progress.


  • I graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Media Arts from the Waikato Institute of Technology, majoring in Visual Arts and Photography. I worked for over 9 years in graphic design and marketing before becoming a full time Mumma in 2011.

  • I have 3 beautiful little girls (that are growing like mushrooms!).

  • I once scored a football goal from the opposite end of the field.

  • I love rock music and used to play bass guitar in high school.