Meet Katherine Plumb: The Designer Behind the Checkered Prints All Over Instagram

While you probably haven’t heard of Katherine Plumb, we’re pretty sure you’ve seen her work all over Instagram. The London-born, Stockholm-based textile artist, creates prints that are bright and cheerful. She’s even teamed up with online retailers like Lisa Says Gah! for a limited-edition capsule collection with her fun prints. But it’s Plumb’s checkered print that’s become super trendy.

The artist actually started screen-printing by accident after playing around with cutout paper shapes and stencils when she started working on a pattern. In some of her designs, you can even see that she uses these methods as her graphic shapes are slightly off. On occasion she reworks them digitally to play around with the scale and colors.

She told Popsugar that she’s influenced by interior design books, for which she likes to get an idea of how her work would look in different homes and throughout different areas of history, and up and coming fashion brands like LF Markey, Pêche, and Carnations London, which she recently collaborated with.

Katherine’s designs are funky and whimsical and they can be seen on anything from shirts and iPhone cases to pillow cases and towels. She even has a face mask, which we are dying to get our hands—or shall we say our face on.