us a bit about your background -- what led you into art?
I've always loved to draw and make things, so I knew at a young age that
I wanted to be an artist (and/or own a pug sanctuary, which I still plan
to do...) I'm just lucky that I actually managed to make that dream a
What inspires your designs?
Anything and everything. Holiday souvenirs, childhood memories,
overheard conversations, books, movies, coffee...
us a bit about your design. Is there any story behind it?
The very basic story is that I really like pugs and am obsessed with
drawing them. My muses are my pugs Mr Pickles and Bella. I also like old
school tattoo designs.
What’s your studio/workspace like?
I share a studio with two other designers. We haven't been there long so
it's not very pretty at the moment, but we're doing our best to make it
a little more inspiring. My desk is a little on the messy side...
your favorite handmade craft you’ve ever made?
I used to make little felt brooches to sell at craft fairs (I don't have
time anymore, sadly) -- my favourites were "Signor Cactus" and a range
of different beans including a Baked Bean and a Cool Bean wearing
Finally, if you were a Crayola crayon, what color would you be?
One of those jazzy crayons with glitter in them.
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