Hello & welcome to my world of surface pattern design, art and illustration! 

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I'm Rebecca Johnstone, a surface pattern designer, illustrator, textile artist, writer and mother, with a first class honours degree in printed textiles from Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels, the Scottish Borders.

Based in rural Scotland, UK, I'm a dopamine-dresser, and a cold-water swimmer fuelled by tea. 'London Fog' is my new favourite. Have you tried it?

A maximalist at heart, my designs are striking, spirited and confident, mixing bold colour and symmetry to create an eclectic, individual aesthetic.
And I LOVE art nouveau...check out my 100-day project for 2024 - #100daysofartnouveaucolourpalettes


I design fun journals for documenting New Beginnings, wild swims, and scrapbook papers and elements for both physical and digital use. Art is my heart and I love stationery and scrapbook supplies <3

Dream products to design in 2024: washi tape, enamel mugs and loads more journals and scrapbooks!

Delve deeper into my journey and inspirations on my Substack - no paywall here.

Contact me to collaborate or discuss patterns/designs for license and sale: rebecca@daintydora.co.uk

With inspiration and joy,

Rebecca x