A GRAPHIC DESIGNER WITH A PASSION FOR INTERIORS, FOOD AND FAMILY
Welcome to Paperbean Design. Since 2004.
I love design.
Beautiful, intentional design.
A pansy, the humble ladybug,
the vibrant celebration of clashing colours of the peacock and the rosella,
the grain of birds-eye maple,
the cross section of a kiwi fruit,
the love-driven, labour-and-time-worn hands of my mother,
the rough elegance of an old gentleman’s leather club chair,
the giggle of my three year old, the creativity of my ten year old
and the warm brown eye of my loving–albeit super-energetic–German Short-haired Pointer, Pippa.
It is all that, and more, that inspires me to design. Wedding invites, anniversaries, marketing
business stationery, business cards, brochures, placecards, posters, logos and branding.
Paperbean Design lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia together
with her daughters, dog, husband, 12 chairs and 15 hydrangea bushes.
THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
Paper: the humble white A4 sheet of plain paper—white, unassuming, humble, boring—
can become something special with intentional colours, words, arrangements, textures and weight.
Much like the humble Bean. Take for instance, the split pea. Boring, unappealing, simple, bland.
Add salt, ham hock, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and you get something completely yummy, hearty, warm and not-boring!
MY MISSION: GIVING YOUR CONCEPTS BEAUTIFUL DESIGN ON PAPER AND SCREEN
My first silhouette was of my eldest daughter, Hannah.
The photo was taken during a family holiday to the coast, when Hannah was only two. Going through the photos, this photo instantly grabbed me. I knew I needed to turn it into something special. I also knew immediately what I wanted to do: make a sweet, recognisable and memorable silhouette. It remains one of our most loved art in our homes.
Family and friends started to want one of their own! Now paperbean design proudly offers this as a product.
Capturing silhouettes of loved ones at particular stages in life for me seem like capturing imprints of THEIR lives on OURS.
- Contact me
- Choose a few photos you might like to see as artwork. Often candid shots work best.
- When I see the right photo that will allow me to capture the right feel and look, I’ll know. I’ll just know.
- I’ll provide you with a quote. This depends on framing options, sizes, and medium (poster, canvas, A4 print).
- I do require payment prior to sending you the final product. Paypal (international) and direct deposit (Australia) is available.
- I usually take about 2.5 weeks + delivery time.