Hello! I’m Cristina Ferrer, a freelance Illustrator & surface pattern designer from Barcelona, (Spain) and I go by the pseudo-name of Mayacoa.

I studied fine arts, while collaborating in different seminars and workshops, I gained experience in other backgrounds including publishing, interior design, graphic design, illustration and archival restoration.
In 1994 I moved to San Francisco where I participated in a variety of solo and group art exhibits, while continuing my education in fine arts and within a short while I began a transition into film, earning  a film degree in 2002, during this time I completed three short films that were viewed at different festivals and venues.
In 2007 I moved back to Europe, where I spend time in Berlin, to work on a series of paintings.

I love home decor, I discovered textile and surface pattern design and fell in love with it,  I spend the last couple of years learning about the process, from how to gather inspiration to design a rapport.
I realized that I enjoy the technical part of creating a repeating pattern and on the creative side I love how the possibilities are endless. 
I’m inspired by flowers, nature, the sea, fashion, traveling and art, my designs are mainly floral , conversational and geometrics motif pieces.

I'm currently working on a new collection of pattern designs, illustrations and a series of Children's Books.

My work has been donated to different institutions such as The Buddhist church of San Francisco ,Diablo ballet and Rafiki Mwema