Are you familiar with the work of Helen Dardik? She?s a prolific illustrator and pattern designer, so chances are you’ve encountered her creations before. Her illustrations and patterns are colorful, retro-inspired, and whimsical with an element of ordered chaos — it?s like she took a picture of what?s in my brain when I’m having an awesome day and made drawings of it. Oh, and there are dogs, too. You can find Helen at her website, blog, Etsy shop, and Pinterest. (More images after the jump!)