Looking for Nine By Nine? You're in the right place, we've just had a make over | Read more

0
 

House of Wonderland began from humble beginnings, from a small flat Edinburgh where Tess Shearer was just looking for a new hobby. However, it quickly grew and grew, expanding in a proper business that can now support Tess and her family. House of Wonderland strives to try and spread positive messages everywhere with their artwork, from supporting the feminist movement to making sure everyone acknowledges our feline overlords. Their goal is to make everyone’s day a little bit brighter.

Tell us a fun fact about you

I can speak cat.

How did you get into illustration?

I gradually moved into illustration from my love of fashion.

Who or what inspires you the most?

Karl Lagerfeld has inspired me most throughout my life. Also, my cat. Meow.

What does a typical day look like for you?

As I’m often in bed due to illnesses, I tend to spend most of my days drawing whatever pops into my head, speaking with clients or managing the boring day to day business stuff.

What do you do when you have a creative block?

I browse Pinterest or fashion magazines to try and get the creativity flowing again.

Top three clients you’ve worked with?
Pusheen, ninebynine (obviously!) and Spoonflower.

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work?

I primarily use ProCreate & Photoshop for all of my designs.

What’s your favourite resource for inspiration?

Pinterest is a good source of inspiration as it’s an endless scroll and I always seem to never see the same thing twice.

Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance?

Be prepared to do more drafts than you think you need to do. Customer’s tend to be very indecisive, and not really know what they’ve after. Many of them love their idea when it’s in their head, but change their mind once they see it drawn out.

What would your dream project be?

I would absolutely love to work the the V&A Museum. I don’t care what it would be on, just to work with them would be a life dream.

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work?
Instagram

  

Danii Pollehn is a print designer and illustrator living in Hamburg, Germany. After graduating with an honors in Fashion Design from the Academy of Fashion & Design in Berlin and Hamburg, Danii has worked as a freelance stylist for magazines and print-commercials for several years. With a special interest in nature, traveling and paying attention to the details in everyday surroundings Danii finds an endless source of inspiration to create unique and innovative artwork and designs.

Tell us a fun fact about you I´m addicted to asian food, chocolate, trench-coats, Frank Ccean, Sampha and James Blake, my sneakers, books, art, breakfast, grocery shopping and I‘m leaving a crumb trail!

How did you get into illustration? I was always painting and drawing so it seemed like a logic career path to me.

Who or what inspires you the most? Plants and flowers of course but traveling and my every day surroundings are always a great way to get inspired!

What does a typical day look like for you? Starting with a great breakfast afterwards checking and answering emails, and working and preparing orders. Painting in the afternoon and working on Instagram in the evening.

What do you do when you have a creative block? Just stop forcing it and try to use the time to meet friends and have long walks!

Top three clients you've worked with? Recently I did flowers for a big company which I really enjoyed creating. Winning a design contest to have a textile design with Urban Outfitters was amazing when I started out, or I also enjoyed creating an entire print collection for a local surfwear company!

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Procreate and Photoshop.

What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Pinterest or I also love to check out old books on fleamarkets!

Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? Get yourself out there and start networking!

What would your dream project be? Designing for big fashion houses like Gucci or Chloe or just have my stuff on big billboards in NYC would be awesome! Having my own home decor collection with ikea would also be perfect!

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram

Read more

An Interview with Lucia Types

Lucia is a Spanish illustrator addicted to lettering. She loves trying different styles and to use vibrant colours for her letters to stand out. Buy exclusive wall art by Taylor on Nine By Nine.

An interview with Kelli Laderer

Danii Pollehn is a print designer and illustrator living in Hamburg, Germany. After graduating with honors in Fashion Design from the Academy of Fashion & Design in Berlin and Hamburg, Danii has worked as a freelance stylist for magazines and print-commercials for several years. Buy exclusive wall art by Danii on Nine By Nine.

An interview with Anna George Dickinson

Anna Dickinson (aka Type Delight) is a graphic designer, lettering artist, and illustrator. Her artwork is inspired by the good, the bad, the messy, and most importantly—the beautiful aspects of being a human being. Buy exclusive wall art by Anna on Nine By Nine.

An Interview with Poppy Almond

Poppy Almond is a Leeds Based Illustrator and designer who graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2017. Her work is colourful, quirky and empowering with a passion for cute illustrations and bold colour palettes. Buy exclusive wall art by Poppy on Nine By Nine.

At Home With… Nest Twenty Eight

Grab a glass of something chilled and have a read of our latest interview with interior influencer and owner of one of our favourite gallery walls on the whole of Instagram… Nest Twenty Eight, otherwise known as Lucinda Mitra!

Happy New Year!

What a year 2018 was! We launched our dream business, Nine By Nine and worked with over 90 incredibly talented artists from all over the world. We starting building the most wonderful community of followers and fellow art fanatics and we began selling our collection...

An Interview with Lettering Daily

We interviewed Lettering Daily to find out who inspires them, their favourite lettering tools and how to make a career out of letters.

An Interview with Taylor Weaver Interview

Taylor Weaver is a designer, illustrator, and letterer. She is focusing her most recent work on creating uplifting messages to young designers that are trying to find their way in the creative world. Buy exclusive wall art by Taylor on Nine By Nine.

An interview with Jen Leem-Bruggen

Jen is a illustrator based in London. Having previously worked as an artist agent for three years, last year Jen took the leap into freelance to spend her days illustrating. Buy exclusive wall art by Jen on Nine By Nine.

An Interview with Heidi Gillett

Heidi is a graphic designer in the architectural world and freelance designer the rest of the time, based between London and Oxfordshire. Buy exclusive wall art by Heidi on Nine By Nine.