I grew up in a family with deep roots in the business of printing and manufacturing all kinds of paper goods, from sweet wrappers and boxes to books. The family business started out in the late 19th century as a book binding company and gradually evolved to adapt to the changing times, using new techniques and launching new products.
My great grandmother sometimes supplemented their income with various creative side hustles, like making alternative health products. The most famous being the “Galvanic belt – From a Japanese Patent!” hand stitched on her pedal sewing machine with copper plates in linen fabric and packed in beautiful boxes made in “the factory” as it was referred to. Hey, we all do what we need to survive, right? If she had lived today she would have been all over Etsy and eBay!
Now I illustrate books and create patterns for fabrics and various products. Researching antique and vintage design styles, sketching from nature and perpetually trying to perfect my seamless repeats. Voluptuous florals, intricate conversationals and quirky fun prints are my favourite. If you like what you see and would like to work with me, please drop me a line using the contact form.