As many of you will already know, I’m a huge fan of all things stationery and design related! I’m never happier than when I’m shopping for gift wrap or birthday and occasion cards, I can literally spend hours choosing and browsing through designs!
At the same time, as a busy Mum I do opt for favourite designers and companies (to speed things up!), especially as both my children are school age and seem to have a never ending list of birthday parties to attend!
The Square Card Company
I recently came across the wonderful The Square Card Company, and fell in love with their designs. It was clear that there was a strong artistic influence at work, and that was when I became aware of talented designer Kali Stileman!
After completing a degree in 3D design at Brighton Poly, Kali illustrated for the Body Shop, painted murals and then changed tack and taught primary aged children until the birth of her daughter. She moved to Bermuda for 3 years where she sold collages and paintings through local art galleries.
When she returned to the UK, she painted botanical images for a ceramics company and then when her son began full time school, she started up The Square Card Company. She hasn’t looked back since!
There are so many wonderful cards and designs, I really can’t feature them all and do them justice in one post! So for this post I’ve focussed on those all-important age related cards.
Every child gets excited about their next ‘number’ birthday, and these cards are just perfect! Great quality and I love the glittery numbers on some of the designs too! Kali introduces new ranges frequently too, as her ideas constantly evolve!
I’ll be back with some more posts on Kali’s work, but in the meantime you can see plenty of examples from her ranges of cards over on her website!