HellaboutMeo, nice to meet you! My name is Carmela Bower but people in the design industry are more familiar with my childhood nick name “Lala”. I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Ohio.

My work has been on the shelves of World Market, Walmart, Michael’s, Target and Toy’s R Us. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with Disney, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Crayola products.

As an artist, I love exploring different illustration styles from vintage to contemporary and from digital to handmade.

I was born and raised in the Philippines. Actually I was very shy as a kid (I still am, ordering pizza over the phone makes me a bit nervous). So I turned to drawing and painting as a means of expression and have been creating art ever since.

I’m a believer in having big dreams and that you are never too old to learn new things. I hope to inspire that in other people.