When I first saw her art, my heart was stolen, propably because my romantic soul hearts everything in vintage and because her work is just amazing. Therefore, I want to introduce the woman behind Mulberry Muse and her beautiful work to you all.
Would you tell a little bit about yourself?
I was born in a small village in England called Eaton Socon, near Cambridge, and moved to Australia with my family as a child. I studied Graphic Art and Design in Adelaide, South Australia, and was apprenticed to leading packaging designer, Wytt Morro & Son.
As a packaging designer And Illustrator I have worked in Adelaide, London and Sydney.
My home is now on Sydney, Australia, where I live with my husband and two children and our two senior fluffy Himalayan cats.
How did you start this job?
I never really wanted to pursue any other career, art and design have been my passion since I was a small child. I worked freelance for a Sydney based greeting card company for many years when my children were small. It was about three years ago that I decided to try and sell my own designs online and Mulberry Muse and Cafe Baudelaire were created.
Vintage graphics have always been a passion of mine. An avid collector of beautiful packaging and vintage ephema I sometimes buy a product simply for the package it is in. Finding a vintage button card or music sheet can inspire a whole new collection of designs.
What part of your business do you enjoy the most?
Designing, creating a new piece is my favorite part of my work. Sitting at my computer with an audio story to listen to and I am off in another world bringing a new piece to life.
Using photoshop and computers to work with is a recent addition to my portfolio. Previously everything was done bu hand, even lettering. I now combine both techniques collaging original work with vintage images digitally on photoshop.
What is your favorite piece you have ever made?
My most favorite piece of work I have made is a difficult to choose but I do love this one:
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