The Pattern Tales is not simply an artistic project. It’s also a graphic design studio that specialises in surface design and print.

Co-founded by award-winning art director Chiara Aliotta, and eclectic artist Spiros Baras, the studio has created many beautiful designs for custom projects. Some of these projects have since been awarded and featured in design magazines, which makes us feel incredibly proud!
We love collaborating with people who enjoy books and patterns as much as we do, and we work closely with our clients to offer the best design solutions for a wide variety of projects.

To show you what we mean, here are some of our most recent projects.


Book Design by The Pattern Tales


Book Design

Over the past three years, The Pattern Tales has taken our genuine love for patterns, and used it to create custom illustrations for books and novels.
We enjoy illustrating novels, poems, and even short articles for magazines.

Our style is very diverse, and our experience has shown us how to interpret different stories in uncommon ways, using pattern and repetition as key visual elements.
The result is a memorable and timeless piece of art, uniquely crafted for your words.

Packaging Design

People love products that tell a story. Luckily you’ll find that The Pattern Tales are masters in this fine art!
Undoubtedly, packaging is the first contact you make with your consumer.
Just like a good story, when packaging speaks to you, you feel happy and understood. And when you feel happy and understood, you are far more likely to buy and love the associated product… so much that you wouldn't trade it for anything else.

So if you love beautiful designs that breathe with life and expression, you are absolutely in the right place.
We will add a magic story-telling spark to your products, with our ultimate goal being to help make your customers fall head-over-heels in love with them.

 Packaging design for the Italian Coffee brand, Illy

Other projects

We can design patterns for many businesses, including:

  • Textiles and fashion-related products
  • Interior design (wallpapers)
  • Corporate designs
  • Web design

If you feel inspired by our patterns, yet you have a project that doesn't fit the above categories, we will still be able to help you.
We are a very versatile studio, and we get incredibly enthusiastic about ideas that are fresh, unique, and awesome.

Just send us an email with your project, explaining your goals and how you would like to collaborate with us.  If you want to add plenty of passion and motivation, we won’t mind one bit!