Hello! I’m Carly Correa, an artist and designer in sunny Los Angeles. I'm currently designing freelance and open to new client projects and offers of full-time roles. My skills range from textile patterns to illustrated artwork, and from digital graphics to product design. Let’s connect!
I have worked with top clients in fashion, swimwear, and interior design including Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Kroger, JCPenney, Belk, Zumiez, Academy Sports, Current/Elliott, Equipment, Joie, Jen’s Pirate Booty, McGee & Co, and Gathre. My designs have been featured in WGSN, on Storenvy, and on Tumblr’s home page. As a surface designer, I have been creating textile patterns, digital graphics, and art illustrations for over 10 years.
I love working on impactful projects that merge evocative fine art media with uplifting color stories. I’m always looking to collaborate on new projects and I approach each client project with fresh originality. I keep up with emerging style trends and cultural innovations to inform my work.
Outside of work I love digging through music and movie archives, researching Los Angeles history, thinking about ways to help the planet, and hiking.
- TEXTILES: Original concepts and graphics, vintage re-designs, embellishments, embroideries, colorways, repeats, wovens, jacquards, intarsias, trend concepts, seasonal merchandising, yarn-dye handloom weaves, laser cuts
- PRODUCTION: Placement prints, color-separation, cleaning, strike-off comments, color matching, CADs, indexing, printer color-calibration, PLM systems, Pantone
- ILLUSTRATION: Painting, drawing, watercolor, mixed-media, figurative, portraits, sketching, and screen-printing, digital illustration
- COMMUNICATION: Remote product designing, leading workshops and presentations, teaching, budget-planning, retail and manufacturer partnerships, conversational Spanish