Kitschy, Quirky, Cute, Coney Island.
Where did your love for ghouls and “offbeat art” come from?
I am a huge horror movie nerd. I try to keep everything as cute as possible in the shop, but you will definitely see the fan girl in me slipping in from time to time ;). I created my version of the Girl Gang movement with the Ghoul Gang Collection.
It's an online movement of girls supporting other girls through, art, business, and lifestyle.
What is your favourite TV show?
I am more of a movie buff, but I am currently really enjoying Scream Queens :)
How do you decide what your next product will be?
I have a sketch book and draw from daily inspirations.
No, I actually only picked up sketching in the last couple of years. My mother was an artist so growing up I actually shied away from the arts, and because of this I am not formerly trained. I began sculpting ten years ago and from there started sketching and painting. At the time it pulled me out of a massive depression and I have found art to be an amazing therapeutic tool since.
You have a wonderful variety of products in your shop. Are you inspired by seeing the format (embroidered labels, tote bags, etc) as a canvas for your ideas, or do you source them to match the original sketches? (Or perhaps it's a combo ;)
Yes, my shop is definitely not shy of diversity as I do like to work with various mediums. I think it's a bit of a combo, however, I typically come up with the design first and then decide what medium might be best.
I use Photoshop and I do the bare minimum. My images are completely hand drawn and I vector them without changing the original.
If you were a monster, what kind would you be?
A zombie, I would ALWAYS be a zombie.
-Nov 20th Gladstone Flea @ The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
-Dec 3+4 Pink Market @ 519 Church St, Toronto
-Dec 17th Test Etsy Christmas Market @ 365 College St, Toronto
-Dec 18th Punk Rock Flea @ Club Absinthe, Hamilton
Interviewed by Ayisha Gariba of TheBaconBerryCardCo on Nov 18, 2016 in Toronto.