Wearable Art & Accessories by Amanda Whitelaw

Brisbane, Queensland · 12684 Sales

Announcement   Hungry Designs specialise in making wearable art accessories. All of the illustrations used have been designed and hand drawn by Hungry Designs' own Amanda Whitelaw and cannot be found anywhere else!

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Hungry Designs specialise in making wearable art accessories. All of the illustrations used have been designed and hand drawn by Hungry Designs' own Amanda Whitelaw and cannot be found anywhere else!

Become a Fan:
@hungrydesigns - instagram & twitter

If you have any questions, feel free to message me.

Amanda Whitelaw

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Turning Illustrations into Wearable Art

Hungry Designs began in Scotland while I was studying at Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art & Design. As the course progressed, it became apparent that there was no real room for comic book style illustrations and I had to change my style of drawing completely in order to jump through academic hoops. I have always been a massive fan of comic books and this was no easy task for me, however receiving a good degree was more important than doodling superheroes and Day of the Dead sugar skulls.

After graduating with an honours degree in Illustration & Printmaking, I fell out of love with drawing and painting. I am a firm believer that higher education is there to break you, and I was broken. Exhausted from art school but still wanting to create, I started making and selling trinket and charm necklaces and accessories. Friends and family encouraged me to attend markets and events under the name Hungry Designs - the name of the fake fashion label I had created during my time at DoJ. This was the start of creating my own small business and I didn't even know it!

I moved back to Australia from Scotland in 2009 and Hungry Designs changed dramatically. After finally listening to my husband, Colin, and my friends and family, I took the leap and had 3 of my own illustrations cut from laser cut wood. Hungry Designs would never be the same again. I took my 3 designs to markets and the feedback was incredible. In the following weeks, I worked hard on a further 8 designs, getting them all cut. Hungry Designs now has over 200 individual wearable art pieces, each one being designed and illustrated by myself.

I'm looking forward to adding more illustrations and designs to my product line. There is nothing more wonderful than knowing that there are people walking around with my designs on their person.

I attend markets and events in Brisbane city centre and the greater Brisbane area. I am an active member of BrisStyle and can often be found at their events. I attend the Supanova Popular Culture event twice a year and also showcase the full Hungry Designs collection at The Finders Keepers Markets.

Hungry Designs is ran from my home in the greater Brisbane area. My illustrations and products are created in my studio with the help of Colin and our two guinea pigs, Bud Lucky and Champ Kind. I enjoy watching foreign films, reading comics and doodling for fun (although now it is tough to find time to draw non-Hungry Designs related illustrations). I love to travel and am grateful that I have had the chance to work and study in Britain. I am a avid gamer and love to spend down time playing computer games and table top games with friends.

Hungry Designs is fortunate enough to have stockists both in Australia and in the UK. A full list of stockists can be found on our blog.

Shop members

  • Amanda Whitelaw


    Amanda Whitelaw is the owner and designer behind Hungry Designs, a small business specialising in wearable art and accessories based on Amanda's own illustrations and designs.

  • Colin Gourlay

    Employee Number 1, Market Muscle & Webmaster

    Colin Gourlay can often be found attending markets and events with Amanda. He is the Hungry Designs market muscle, webmaster and employee number 1. Colin is also responsible for the upkeep and design of all Hungry Designs' online presence.

Shop policies

Last updated on 19 January, 2013
Hello and welcome to Hungry Designs on Etsy. My wearable art collection has been lovingly designed and illustrated by me and is only available from Hungry Designs. All images and photographs are property of Amanda Whitelaw.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please note that I do not offer refunds on lost orders. I am very careful when posting orders and do everything I can do ensure that they arrive with you, however, when they leave me there is little I can do if you order hasn't arrived. Please allow 6 weeks for international orders to arrive and for 2 weeks for domestic orders to arrive.

As my shipping terms state, all orders (international and domestic) are sent without tracking unless I am specifically asked to register them.

As I am a small business and all items are handmade, refunding lost items is not something that I can do.
I accept Paypal as payment. If you're an Australian buyer please email me at amanda.whitelaw [!at] and we can arrange an alternative form of payment if this suits you better.
I ship all goods sold on Mondays and Fridays.

I like to keep my postage costs as low as possible, so please note that your order is not trackable or sent express. Please message me if you would like your order to be registered (with tracking) or sent express. This can all be arranged for an additional postage fee.

DOMESTIC CUSTOMERS: Your order is sent via standard Australia Post mail and this is not trackable. If you would like your order to be trackable or for it to be sent via express post please do let me know and this can be arranged for an additional fee.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please note that your order is not trackable. International orders have been experiencing postage delays of up to 6 weeks. Ordinarily your order will arrive in 14 - 21 days but recently international order have been taking more than 28 days. If you would like your order to be sent registered (with tracking) please do let me know, otherwise your order will be sent via standard Air Mail and this is not trackable.

Please note that we will not issue refunds for missing orders if sent via standard mail.

Please allow 28 days for your order to arrive before contacting us with missing delivery enquiries.

All of my brooches are attached to a Hungry Designs mini card and are wrapped in bubble wrap and a Hungry Designs sticker is attached.