Next up in our meet the maker interviews is Ilona, the illustrator behind I Drew This. Ilona’s cute and quirky cards are just adorable and she is also a regular at The Fairy Tale Fair Brighton, where we first met her. Find out more about her and her wonderful creations:
Hello! Before we start please introduce yourself and your brand…
hallo my name is Ilona Drew and I am the sole designer/illustrator of I Drew This publishing.
I produce colourful and unique artwork as greeting cards and prints.
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Warm pitta bread with banana and honey!!
When was I Drew This launched and how did the idea come about?
I Drew This first launched at trade show PG Live in 2013, I had worked for two big greeting card publishers, Watermark Publishing and Carte Blanche, before going freelance and it seemed a natural move for me to produce my own personal catalogue of designs and test the water with them.
What do you enjoy most about I Drew This?
That I get to decided when something is finished design wise and what I like goes and then when other people like it the feeling just gets better!!
What is your best seller?
My birthday balloons design is a top seller for I Drew this, such a simple design but really sendable.
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
Not really, I have learnt that it pays to be patient, not that I am very good at it but it is easy to wish for everything immediately and this can be stressful, if you are confident in what you are doing then the rewards will come but you have to be patient!!
What are your plans and ambitions for the future?
The plan is to grow I Drew This, add more designs to the collection and who knows what other exciting things might come, watch this space