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Creative Contributors
Creative Contributors
Several of our products wouldn’t be possible without our amazingly talented community of creative contributors. Read about them below, and click each one to see what they’ve worked on.
Editorial | California
Annie is a floral designer from sunny California with her own boutique floral design studio, Best Day Ever. With a little help from Annie, you can learn how to make perfect arrangement to send to someone you love (especially if that person is you).
Artist | The UK
With an appreciation of bold and playful imagery, Linda Baritski is our kind of artist. Also known as Season of Victory, Linda creates illustrations and designs that explore her love of color, pattern, and type. And we love it when she explores her love of color, pattern, and type.
Artist | Los Angeles
Also known as Gentle Thrills, Isa Beniston is an artist living, teaching, working, and generally crushing it in los angeles. With a focus on wearable drawings and happy stationery, she’s made custom airbrushed outfits for Post Malone and tea towels for Maria Bamford. Basically what we’re saying is Isa's the current frontrunner for coolest person in the world.
Artist | San Francisco
Katie Benn? More like Katie, where have you Benn all our lives? (Apologies for that, Katie.) But really, this is one painter, muralist, and illustrator we can’t get enough of. Inspired by vintage packaging design and old films in technicolor, her work explores the human condition and her own inner world. Coincidentally, it looks a lot like what we want our inner world to look like.
Artist | The UK
She’s all that. And by “she” we mean Elena Boils, of course! You can always recognize Elena’s work by the bright, fun colors and the super cool way she layers two-dimensional shapes with three-dimensional spaces. We could stare at her art for hours (and sometimes we do).
Artist | Los Angeles
Danica is a textile artist and fabric painter from California. To cope with Los Angeles traffic, she likes to listen to classical music. Her other interests include eating ice cream and laughing with her best friends.
Artist | Pennsylvania
Bold graphics, bright colors, supergraphic stripes, and nostalgia are just a few things you can count on seeing from Rachel Breeden. Raised on a steady diet of The Muppets, Sesame Street, and The Electric Company, Rachel’s work reflects the retro graphics she saw on TV as a kid. And just like all of those shows, we could look at her designs for hours on end and never get tired.
Editorial | North Carolina
With a mission to work with companies that are focused on wellness, Monet founded her design company, Earth and Olive, to help the wellness industry keep up with their mainstream competitors. And just between us, she’s totally crushing it.
Artist | Brooklyn
Marleigh Culver lives by beautiful colors and organic shapes. She’s inspired by clementine peels, leaves, and sweet memories and loves designing for cool brands headed by women with a focus on making life prettier. We love you right back, Marleigh!
Artist | Argentina
Florencia Pereira Da Luz is our kind of girl. She really likes cats, botany, television, and pastels. same, florencia! But what she loves most is designing and experimenting with different marbling techniques. And just between us, she’s really good at it.
Artist | New York
Nobody does florals quite like Helen Dealtry! And you bet we’ve tried. Helen has been designing textiles and patterns for worldwide fashion and interior markets for over 15 years. If you aren’t familiar with her ridiculously pretty watercolor florals yet, you should probably fix that ASAP.
Artist | Los Angeles
We’re crushin’ hard on Stephanie Deangelis. An expert observer, Stephanie draws inspiration from real girls she sees on Instagram and IRL. And as a result, her illustrations are seriously relatable. (also, we might be a little obsessed with her dog, Remy.)
Artist | The UK
Lucy Dickson wants you to feel good. Inspired by nature, animals, and human behavior, her goal is to create art that makes people smile and feel more confident. If she wasn’t an artist, Lucy says she’d want a job where she gets to help people. We’re not sure she isn’t an undercover angel.
Artist | Germany
Sophie Douala likes to think of her work as a playground. And it’s definitely a playground we want to hang out on. With a colorful and distinct aesthetic, Sophie’s designs are marked by their playful use of geometrics and experimentation with forms, lines, and color. She has a passion for the imagery of the mind, and we have to say—it’s one good looking mind at that.
Artist | Los Angeles
Are fans of Tallulah Fontaine called "Fantaines"? If so, we’re president of the Fantaine Club. Tallulah’s soft watercolors and sweet illustrations have a striking simplicity that’ll keep you wanting more. Just watch, you’ll be joining the club in no time.
Artist | Brooklyn
Tessa Forrest has a way with words. No, really, with a specialty in bold lettering and eye-catching typography, Tessa literally has a way with words. By day, she’s Senior Designer at Outdoor Voices, and by different time of day she’s known as @subliming.jpg on Instagram. Oh, and somehow, she’s also publishing a book during other times. What’s your secret, Tessa?
Artist | Brooklyn
Can Leah Goren design our life? Because she already designs all of our dreams! Leah’s an illustrator and surface pattern designer who gets inspired by plants, the sun, the ocean, and colors and moods that are bright and free. We don’t wanna make her blush or anything, but she’s pretty much the best.
Artist | Bermuda
Inspired by the nature and architecture of her Bermuda home, Avarie Graham specializes in pretty much everything. With a playful use of texture and shapes, her designs effortlessly mix the organic with the geometric. Oh, and did we mention she’s worked with Solange Knowles?! No big deal.
Artist | New York
Where in the world is Isabel Castillo Guijarro? Well, she’s originally from Madrid, and last we heard she’s been designing in the Big Apple! With her curious nature, love of travel, and constant search for the next challenge, no one knows where she’ll be next. But we bet it'll be some place really cool.
Editorial | Pittsburgh
Focusing on creating plus-size editorial images, Jamie is a social media strategist dedicated to making change. Her work is all about representing underrepresented body types to reinforce that each and every body is deserving of respect.
Artist | Toronto
Melody is a graphic designer, art director, writer, and illustrator originally from Lausanne, Switzerland. She designed the wellness planner cover.
Artist | New Zealand
Joanne Ho describes her own style as, "Where you would want to be right now." Which is pretty spot-on, if you ask us. Channeling whimsy and wanderlust, Joanne’s paintings are full of water, plants, and general dreaminess. If we could jump into paintings like they used to do on Blue’s Clues, we’d definitely jump into one of Joanne’s.
Artist | Slovenia
You’re going to want to remember the name Alja Horvat. Inspired by everything, Alja’s work as an illustrator and painter has donned such items as yoga mats, socks, and exclusive art prints for some really cool shops. Basically, don’t be surprised when her art is everywhere you look, because this girl’s going places.
Artist | The UK
Is there anything Aliyah Hussain can’t do? She’s a visual artist and jewelry designer that works in collage, ceramics, sculpture, and illustration. With a clever eye for the abstract, Aliyah’s work is dynamic, playful, unusual, and humorous all at the same time. She’s living proof that you really can do it all!
Artist | Los Angeles
We don’t know about you, but we’re Jonesing for more Katy (see what we did there?). Inspired by vintage aesthetics, Katy’s designs and typography are so on point, you’d swear they were actually from the 70s. Though she’s based in LA these days, she was raised in Manchester so we’re definitely having her over to teach us how to make a proper cuppa.
Artist | Los Angeles
Laci Jordan is a true Renaissance woman. From graphic design to illustration, photography, web design, marketing, and more, she can pretty much do it all. Inspired to create art due to the lack of visibility for black creatives (especially black women), she’s the person you usually don’t see making the things you usually don’t see. We see you, Laci!
Artist | Brooklyn
Daniela falls asleep doing a crossword puzzle every night. She’s originally from Bogotá, Colombia, but now lives in New York. Her favorite things include hiking, drawing, and going to the movies.
Artist | Los Angeles
Bijou Karman is practically our neighbor here in sunny Los Angeles, but that’s not the only thing we have in common. Bijou’s inspired by unique women (same), nostalgia (always), flora (of course), and the California landscape (yes!). Are you our long-lost twin, Bijou?
Editorial | Brooklyn
Vanessa is a Brooklyn-based artist, crystal curator, and the mind behind Able Ground. She travels the world in search of the coolest crystals, so she knows a thing or two (or a million things) about them.
Artist | France
Djelissa Latini’s ultimate life goal is to own an ice cream truck in Echo Park. She’s always on the lookout for fun color combos and cool patterns. If you need her, you can find her taking Instagram pics at fruit stands. And if you need us, we’ll be in Echo Park, waiting for Djelissa’s ice cream truck!
Editorial | San Clemente
With a focus on real food, Koko is a holistic nutritionist and health communication consultant dedicated to guiding positive health and lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to live their healthiest and happiest life.
Artist | Los Angeles
Victoria Macey has a major crush on traditional sign painting and we’ve got a major crush on her designs! Not only is she a crazy talented designer, lettering artist, and art director, but we hear she can also drive stick like a boss. Teach us your ways, Victoria!
Artist | Los Angeles
Andrea Nakhla is a figurative painter. And figuratively speaking, we’re pretty sure we want to live in one of her paintings. With a knack for capturing human moments, each of Andrea’s works tell their own stories. And if all that wasn’t enough, she also directed and animated a short film called “The Trick” that’ll teach you how to achieve total spiritual transformation.
Artist | Greece
If you wanna get really jealous, look no further than Corina Nika's Instagram. Corina's inspired by the sun, the sea, and her surroundings, which just happen to be on a super pretty Greek island. And with inspiration like that, it’s no wonder her designs are so dreamy!
Artist | France
Laura Normand is always on the hunt for new things—like new concepts, new shapes, and new color combinations. We’re always on the hunt for new artist friends, so it’s a match made in heaven! Plus, Laura loves experimenting and playing with avant-gardism. And we also love when she experiments and plays with avant-gardism.
Artist | Minneapolis
Maddy Nye is the coolest Minneapolis-based designer and drinking buddy. She designs insanely cute stationery and is responsible for some of our current favorite pieces of typography. Hey Maddy, next time you’re in LA, drinks are on us!
Artist | Australia
Alice Oehr is interested in design that walks the line of good taste. And we’re interested in everything Alice designs. With a distinct style that incorporates her love of food, pattern, collage, and drawing, her work can be found on textiles, magazines, books, and now—our planners! And did we mention she really likes drawing food? Yes? Okay, good.
Artist | Australia
Ngaio Parr is very busy. But don't worry, she likes doing lots of things at the same time! Things like illustration, art direction, set & space design, and tons more. In the little time she has off, Ngaio is a fan of ice cream (all kinds), Law & Order (all kinds), and traveling (also all kinds).
Editorial | Los Angeles
Beth knows so much about organizing, she could write a book about it. Oh, wait—she did! As a professional organizer and founder of Bneato Bar, she’s got tons of knowledge on how to live a simple life.
Artist | Australia
We've got Georgia on our mind—Georgia Perry, that is! Georgia's designs are born out of her boundless imagination as well as her love of pop culture and collecting souvenirs. Watch as she brings art and irreverence into everyday moments and soon, you’ll have Georgia on your mind, too!
Editorial | Washington, D.C.
Alisha is the founder and CEO of Girls’ Night In, a brand and community she built to encourage taking a break and cultivating strong friendships. If you wanna take some time for yourself and your friends, Alisha’s here to help.
Artist | Toronto
Like the women she draws, Louise Reimer is very busy. In addition to illustration, she paints, collages, makes zines, and screen prints her designs on t-shirts and tote bags. With a love of pastels, white spaces, and feminist icons of the '70s, Louise’s style is familiar in its intimacy, yet entirely distinct. Oh, and she also has a very cute assistant/cat named Minky.
Editorial | Chicago
A native of Chicago’s South Side, Erica is a nutritionist and personal trainer that helps people not only meet, but exceed their personal wellness and performance goals.
Editorial | Los Angeles
Camilla can do it all. She’s an author, hypnotherapist, and meditation and life coach who also won the UK version of Dancing with the Stars in 2008. She leads our office in meditation sometimes and we can confirm she’s the real deal.
Artist | Chile
Don't tell Sandrine Anne Sautejeau, but she might be too cool for us. She's a French-Chilean graphic designer who does a ton of work in the music industry and likes to mix everyday objects with bright colors, cool textures, and bold symbols. Yup, she’s definitely too cool for us.
Artist | The UK
We love Lucy Sherston. We love her playful compositions, we love her abstract vision, and we love her fun mix of colors and textures. But mostly, we love that no one else is doing what she's doing. Keep doing your thang, Lucy!
Artist | Brooklyn
You're gonna want to keep an eye on Emily Simms, 'cause this girl's going places. Emily's a designer and occasional photographer with a really cool, colorful vision for manifesting the beauty of brands. While you're at it, you should also keep an eye on her Instagram, because her aesthetic is seriously on point.
Artist | Brooklyn
You may not know it yet, but you already love Tina Smith. Specializing in elegant lettering and fun typography, you've seen her designs at places like Warby Parker and Target. And if that's not impressive enough, she also moved to New York from rural Montana on her own and she can poach a mean egg. Yeah, we wanna be Tina when we grow up.
Artist | Los Angeles
If you’re a fan of ban.do, you’re already a fan of Hannah. She’s a talented product designer and graphic designer, as well as our very own product design manager (in other words, she’s responsible for pretty much all your favorite ban.do items!).
Artist | Portland
Colorful, carefree, and bright—these are but a few adjectives we’d use to describe Lan Truong’s style. Some more are charismatic, dynamic, and just straight up cool. A former in-house designer in a graphics studio, Lan soon discovered a demand for her illustrative work and became her own boss. We think we speak for everyone when we say great choice, Lan.
Editorial | New York City
Shanna is a life coach, yoga teacher, blogger, podcaster, and just all-around super cool person. Some of her top interests include being a good sport, getting stuff done, and trying new things.
Artist | The Netherlands
Sandy Van Helden tries to delight and empower with her designs. Mission accomplished, Sandy! With a focus on celebrating authenticity and body positivity, her work is all about confident characters, bright color palettes, and fun patterns. Consider us super delighted and really empowered.
Artist | San Francisco
Kim Vu is many things—plant lady, pug lover, letter nerd, and tiny explorer, to name a few. But she’s also a really gifted graphic designer and lettering artist! Her approach to typography is all about playfulness, minimalism, and good vibes. Something tells us we're a pretty good match.
Artist | Los Angeles
Julia is a graphic designer who likes kitschy tourist traps, antique stores, and going to concerts. One thing she doesn’t like? Mayonnaise.
Artist | Philadelphia
Things that make Lauren West happy include bike rides, cooking with friends, and when it looks like a dog in a parked car is driving. And things that make us happy include Lauren’s designs. From illustrations to murals to set design to graphic design, her work is infused with so much personality, humor, and style that it can be identified from miles away.
Artist | Kansas City
For avid tourists like us, Dustin Williams is almost too good to be true. With a specialty in vintage typography, souvenirs, and novelties of all kinds, his work looks like it’s straight out of a retro theme park/our dreams. He even opened his own roadside attraction, Wonder Fair’s “Famous” Haunted Bathroom in Lawrence, Kansas and we’re planning a trip ASAP.
Artist | South Korea
Subin is from South Korea, but lived in India for five years as a kid. Now in New York City, she loves drawing, nice meals, and making friends with cats and dogs.
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