One of the 100 designers chosen to be in the 2021 Uppercase Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide! 


Cover art credits to @rubinskiworks and @diujdi

I'm Nancy Ide Bradham, a Surface Pattern Designer, Graphic Designer and Artist located in Apex, North Carolina.


My experience includes a BFA in Graphic Design from MassArt, Boston, and career designer for studios, ad agencies and publishing companies.


My lean towards surface pattern design grew naturally. I love making a mess in my studio. Draw, paint, drip, scrape, and sand are some of the many mark making techniques I use to achieve my rich, rustic textures.

My Patterns work well on Home Decor, Paper Products and Fabric Collections and is available for licensing, purchasing and collaborations. 

Email me anytime ... I'd love to meet you!


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​“Sincerely thank you (Nancy) for your creative touch brought to your assignments. They are beautiful, smart and organized. That matched with your astute sense of color and sensitivity to photo use, makes me very happy.”

Rosalind Loeb Wanke

Creative Director

Rockport Publishing


“I can’t tell you how lucky we feel to have you (Nancy) on our team. Truly Truly. Everyone loves the annual report and everything else we produce. You make us shine, and you are an extraordinary pleasure to work with.”

Anne Morton Smith​

VP Development & Community Relations

Rogerson Communities


“Nancy, you’re not only an exceptionally creative designer, you are also able to quickly understand the bigger picture. Your thoughtful approach and commitment to getting it right make you a pleasure to work with.”​

​Barbara V. Trevisan​

Director of Communications

Pine Street Inn