I’m Cass - I am an Illustrator, Lettering Artist and Surface Designer based on the Sunshine Coast. My passion is working with big-hearted brands to create beautiful coastal illustrations, unique prints, and hand lettering for their branding, products and textile designs. The designs we have created in collaboration with Bare and Boho were inspired by the beauty of our natural surroundings. The artworks are subtle in tone to reflect the purity of our childhood, whilst incorporating a pop of colour to represent the element of play. We are so excited to see this range come to life and be enjoyed by Australian families.
I'm a designer from Queensland, Australia. I've been creating art, digital graphics and patterns my whole life! My work is almost always inspired by our greatest designer - Nature. Inspiration comes to me from mother earth's patterns and creative energy and this keeps me grounded and purposeful in my work. I am also always inspired by my son, who makes me be a better person everyday, both in my creative work but in my interactions with earth and being present in life. My vision was to offer a relaxed and natural colour palette, hand drawn raw and organic fonts, and a series of hand-drawn botanical line drawings, which are now part of the Native Botanical Prints Collection! I hand-drew each of these botanical line drawing elements using pen and ink - the Gum, the Rosella, the Cotton pods, the Gumnuts were all foraged from my garden and the local bush around me. My favourite piece of the brand I created are the plantable thank you cards, which are made with Australian hand-made paper implanted with Basil seeds. I love that they are waste free and re-usable for a new purpose to create an editable new plant!
Natalie Jade is a Contemporary Aboriginal intuitive artist who currently resides in Melbourne Victoria with her three children.
With the permission of the elders in the community in which she lived, Natalie transitioned into painting Contemporary Aboriginal art as a way to connect with her culture, soul frequency and ancestors.
Not all of her artwork is Contemporary Aboriginal art, some of it is purely channeled from her soul or based on certain parts of Mother Earth that she has a strong draw to, such as palm trees and sea shells.
Acknowledgement of Country (By Natalie Jade)
I would like to acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung nation, and pay my respect to Elders both past, present and future.”
I would also like acknowledge and pay respects to my ancestors of the Palawa clan of the Nuenonne in which I am a descendant.