My name is Becky and I am the designer and owner of Ash & Alder. My company’s name, “Ash & Alder,” is a nod to “Ask and Embla”—the first two humans created by the Gods in Scandinavian mythology. Scandinavian folk-art and motifs have a large influence on my work. I am Scandinavian and very proud!


My art background is largely focused on paint—specifically watercolor and acrylic—but I also love to draw and cut-paper (Matisse!) Most of my patterns are hand-drawn on a tablet and edited in Photoshop. My work is bold and bright. Life is short—why not make a statement? Some of my favorite artists/designers are Matisse, Marc Chagall, Mondrian, and Josef Frank.

I enjoy working on patterns for home goods, packaging, and clothing. If Marie Antoinette was alive today, I think we would work on some WILD interiors together for an updated Versailles.

Want to see my portfolio or learn more about working together?