Squidfingers, as succinctly summed-up on the main page of the site, is the personal portfolio of Travis Beckham, a graphic designer in Kansas City. You can peruse his stellar design portfolio, but if you’re a fellow designer looking for stylish backgrounds and tiles for print or web projects, Squidfingers’ “Patterns” section is a must-visit. The styles are inspired by grandma sweaters, argyle socks, vintage wallpaper, retro couch cushions, and molecular structures. With over 150 original patterns available for downloading for free, Beckham’s backgrounds are the perfect fusion of style and function. You can also check out Travis’ clean, contained, quad-panelled blog called podlob, which is a beautiful collection of treats for all the senses.