Born in 1963, Orla Kiely is an Irish designer based in London. She began her career by designing hats and handbags and various objects such as kitchen accessories. She graduated from the Royal College of Art and worked for different companies before becoming independent. She notably worked for Marks and Spencer and Habitat. She is described by the Guardian as the Queen of Prints. The Orla Kierly collection of wallpapers by Harlequin uses the designer's iconic designs.