HOW IT ALL BEGAN…
7 years ago when I was still studying Graphic Design I tried taking my printed-at-home illustrations to a design market and it really went well! A few shops started requesting to sell my work and at some point I thought that it might be a good idea to start a business. Slowly more and more shops began to sell my illustrations and I got some freelance illustrations commissions too. The sales grew and more commissions kept coming and one day I was able to quit school and be a full time illustrator. How fantastic! Today my eco-friendly prints, frames, totes and cards can be bought in more than a hundred design- and kids shops around the world.
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Besides producing and selling my own range of products I have gone more into freelance illustration over the past few years. I am working with all kinds of brands on everything from toys and books to kids clothing collections. This way of working allows me to focus entirely on the creative part of the business.
It is the best feeling to receive the first sample of a product I did illustrations for – I really appreciate all the work my partners put into production and feel so lucky that I get to see my work on so many different fun items.
I often get asked where I get my inspiration and the answer is a bit cliche; I find inspiration all around me! Sometimes the ideas just land in my head out of the blue and other times a scroll through the world wide web gets my ideas flowing.
My illustrative style is quite simple and naïve and you can recognize my illustrations by my soft pastel color palette. And the eyes of my characters are almost always closed – a signature that really began because I found it terribly hard to draw just the right kind of eyes! At least that is true for my oldest work. I sort of have figured it out now.
I hope you will find something you like on my site.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have good ideas, feedback – good or bad – collaboration proposals, a shop in need of my products or if you just want to say hello. I would love to hear from you.