Norwegian illustrator, textile and surface pattern designer.

I specialize in illustration and original artwork for print patterns, creating unique interpretations of trends with cross-cultural sentiment. Read more about me

Looking for custom design?

I have many years experience partnering with clients on a wide range of assignments. Let me take your project to the next level. Contact me now for a free consultation and quote.

Buy prints from my online pattern collection

Production ready patterns, with 3D simulation on products in home decor, accessories, children’s room decor and apparel. Find out more and gain access to patterns now.

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"We are really satisfied. I would abosolutely recommend Cecilie Okada"

Trine Varøystrand, Head Designer, Høie of Scandinavia (Norway)

"Cecilie has created a number of successful projects, and shows a highly professional understanding. I can thoroughly recommend her."

Nina Norman Ferguson, Managing Editor, Cappelen Damm Publishers (Norway)

"...brilliant illustrations"

Louise L. Hay, international bestselling author

"Just looking at her wonderful illustrations makes my heart sing"

Denise Linn, international bestselling author

Want to know how I develop my artwork?

To find out, follow my blog. Also read about inspirations, projects and outings in beautiful Japan. 

Visit my blog here

How to get the most out of custom design

  • When contemplating to commission a new design, it is usual to simply have an initial idea. I will help you each step of the way.
  • A preliminary Skype meeting will focus on exploring your preferences, tastes, requirements, potential visual language and the goal of your design.
  • After this meeting we will have a clear picture of your design brief.
  • During the design process there will be milestones and decision points in order to finalise the design.

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My Story

Hello - I’m Cecilie Okada.
I fell in love with pattern design when I moved from Norway to Japan. I think many years of illustrating books and other design projects helped me understand the creative process. If you’re looking for fresh ideas, look no further than Cecilie O. 

I’m a global nomad who has lived in many countries and criss-crossed the globe. The Nordic tradition of a simple, uncluttered look is in my blood, and the lure of elegant Asian design has inspired me for as long as I can remember. All of this has contributed to my unique style, along with my daily meditation that fills me with constant wonder. Read more