Marceline Smith's Profile

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Hello! I'm Marceline, an illustrator, blogger, designer and zinemaker working from home in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland. I make a range of illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts inspired by Japanese kawaii.

Trained as a printmaker, I found a new outlet for my love of colour and pattern by designing a range of characters and patterns for stationery, fabric, gift wrap and many other products. I started Asking For Trouble in 2007 and was lucky enough to quit my job for the freelance life a year later.

Starting with doodles from my sketchbook, I work them into designs and patterns in Illustrator. Then it's the difficult job of deciding what to get them printed on - printed paper goods, fabric yardage or even cut in wood. I also license my designs to appear on everything from mugs and iPhone cases to shower…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 25
  • Joined January 8, 2007

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Illustrated cuteness inspired by Japanese...

About

Hello! I'm Marceline, an illustrator, blogger, designer and zinemaker working from home in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland. I make a range of illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts inspired by Japanese kawaii.

Trained as a printmaker, I found a new outlet for my love of colour and pattern by designing a range of characters and patterns for stationery, fabric, gift wrap and many other products. I started Asking For Trouble in 2007 and was lucky enough to quit my job for the freelance life a year later.

Starting with doodles from my sketchbook, I work them into designs and patterns in Illustrator. Then it's the difficult job of deciding what to get them printed on - printed paper goods, fabric yardage or even cut in wood. I also license my designs to appear on everything from mugs and iPhone cases to shower curtains and rainboots!

My work is very much inspired by Japan and my visits there - I love the mix of happy kawaii characters on every corner juxtaposed by the traditional patterns of kimono and chiyogami paper. Most of all, my aim is to make you smile!

OTHER PROJECTS

I've been described as a serial entrepreneur and I do like to keep myself busy! As well as Asking For Trouble, I also build colourful shops and blogs for creative clients and write about zines at Pushpin Zines on Tumblr. I'm also the co-founder of popular daily kawaii blog Super Cute Kawaii and recently archived diskant, an independent music community that I ran for 14 years.

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See my Shop Policies page for more info on all the exciting stuff like shipping and returns.

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