Marie Gerardis on Sep 23, 2016
Loved these gorgeous cards! They arrived quickly and packaged so sweetly. Excellent quality - this is the second time I've bought from Joey and I adore the cards!
Lauren Fraser on Sep 22, 2016
Great quality stickers.
My artistic journey
Ever since I could hold a crayon, paintbrush or pencil, I became an artist. As a child I loved having a brand-new set of crayons or fresh, white paper to draw on. If I didn’t have any paper to draw on, I would raid my parent’s note books or my grandma’s shopping list jotters. I would draw cartoons on any little space I could find on my folders and school books. My nanna taught me how to paint the harsh, arid Australian landscape with watercolors – I loved the way the fading cornflower blue skies would meld into dirty ocher plains. I would sit in the red dirt with a home made easel my poppa made me. I started painting seascapes with acrylic paints and landed myself a few little jobs here and there painting shops with underwater scenes.
After high school, I had the choice of chasing art, or follow my other passion, marine life. I decided to hit the books and study environmental science. This landed me a job at a local aquarium where I have spent ten wonderful years playing with stingrays and taking guided educational tours, teaching students about conservation. During this time I had the opportunity to illustrate for activity booklets used on educational trails around the aquarium.
I stumbled upon Etsy in 2010 and opened up my shop, Joey Design. I filled it with newly created cards, gift tags, prints, and branched into stickers, which are my hottest items. Everyone wants stickers! It makes me smile to know that my little illustrations are being stuck all over the world!
So, what’s next?
Apart from running my Etsy store I have had my first children’s book published, working in conjunction with Myra Christine from Earth FX International. I have been published by Bookoola Ink on a set of educational posters. My husband and I are also busy with our little girl Airlie and her baby brother Toby, who arrived last January!
Thank you for visiting my shop and enjoying my journey with me.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Coffee Drinker
Born and raised in sunny Queensland, Australia. Loves animals, the outdoors, beautiful mornings and illustrating.
Wherever we can, we resist the urge to use plastic and be environmentally friendly. The only plastic we use in our packaging is a bit of cello tape and polypropylene cello bags. We reuse bubble wrap and packaging and any mail bags we receive are given another lease on life if possible.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We will include an invoice with your purchase - if it is intended for a gift, please let us know and we won't add one.
All paper goods are sent in card mailers to prevent damage.
Australian buyers: We now send all packages via PRIORITY POST which is why your first item purchased now sits at $2.70. If you wish your order to be sent EXPRESS, please convo first for a quote.
Unfortunately, regular packages do not come with a tracking number. For all buyers in the United States, if you wish to purchase a tracking number, it is an additional $25.00. For Registered post within Australia, please convo us for a price.
Our products are shipped from Australia. Here are approximate delivery times:
Domestic - 2-3 business days
United States (West Coast only) - 1-2 weeks
United States (Central and East Coast) - 2-4 weeks
Canada - Up to 6 weeks
Europe - Up to 4-6 weeks
South-east Asia - 1-3 weeks
These times are worst case scenario and usually take this long during holidays such as Christmas.
When purchasing many items, your shipping/handling cost obviously increases. Due to popularity, instead of refunding shipping overcharges, we will pop in a little something extra to make up for that cost. If you would prefer a refund, please let us know.
Refunds and Exchanges
While we try our best to package your order securely, once it leaves our hands we cannot take responsibility for it. If your order does not arrive within a reasonable time frame, please let us know so that we can try to rectify the problem.
We believe in making sure all our customers are happy and satisfied with their product.