About See Design


See Design began in 2008 as Donna Gormanʼs vision combining her love of pattern, her passion for travel, and her pursuit of beauty in accessible, everyday objects. She custom prints her colorful, hand painted patterns in India and has them sewn into basic designed lifestyle products. Simple cotton voile shirts and sarongs are decorated with her original designs. The collection also features heavyweight cotton canvas accessories and pillow covers. Patterns can easily be mixed and matched to create interesting combinations and color stories.

Over the years, Donna Gormanʼs fresh and innovative work has graced the products made and sold by some of the best names in contemporary design.... like Dansk, Crate& Barrel, and Marimekko, where she was vice president of licensing and design.  

Donna's pattern "Kukkasaari" which she created for Marimekko in 1986, is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Applied art in Munich, Germany.

William Morrow published her lifestyle book, “The Artful Table”, where she combines her passion for art and design with entertaining.

Trained as a photojournalist, Donna has kept her photojournalistʼs instinct for connecting with details of everyday life. Her designs are often born in the images she captures with her camera during her travels. The photographs serve as inspiration- visual field notes- to be transformed with brush and vivid colors into paintings that are ultimately reproduced into her patterns.

Donna collaborates with partners in the US and Japan to produce her patterns under license.

Donnaʼs homes, work, and lifestyle, have been featured in many of the worldʼs leading design and style publications like: I.D Magazine, Metropolitan Home, Country Living, Cookie, Hauser, Abitare, CC&G.

You can find more of her designs at donnagormandesign.com.

Or email donna at:  donna@seedesignshop.com



For wholesale orders, please contact donna@seedesignshop.com.

For information on licensing opportunities, please contact donna@seedesignshop.com.

See Design is a proud donor to charities for women and families including Person to Person, Delivering Good, Inspirica, Fashion Delivers, Getabout, and Pink-Aide.