schraderjill on Feb 23, 2015
Such a fun original print. Nice quality. Shipped promptly and well packaged.
Sonya Kaercher on Feb 13, 2015
This print is just so charming! The viking's sitting on the back of a whale while under the sea, is *precious* beyond words... I love every detail of this viking print & it is the perfect addition to my grandson's room! :-))
Jamie on Feb 3, 2015
This print is just as adorable in person as we hoped. Thank you!
Art and gifts for wee ones.
Welcome to Cuddlefish Press, my little illustration and printing studio! Cuddlefish Press creates beautiful and affordable pieces of art to adorn the walls of children's rooms, nurseries & other magical spaces. All goods found here are illustrated, designed and printed by myself in San Francisco. Each item is unique and only available in limited quantities.
In my freelance illustration career I specialize in the children's market, creating images for children's magazines, educational apps and toy packaging. It seemed only natural that I also create illustrations that can be enjoyed by children and their families in their homes. So, in early 2011, I opened the Cuddlefish Press shop to make my illustrations accessible to the public. I now show and sell my prints at festivals and fairs around San Francisco; they are even carried by a few shops in town! I love seeing how folks respond to my work the first time they see it, and the fact that my pieces adorn the walls of children's rooms and other happy spaces around the world is such an honor!
I enjoy hands-on processes and develop my illustrations the old-fashioned way, using pencil, pen & ink. I then color the images digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator. When a piece is complete, I print it on a professional Epson digital printer, or send it to a local printer (like my greeting cards). I like being responsible for all aspects of my production process, as it allows me to control quality all the way down the line, from image creation to reproduction to packaging and presentation. Cuddlefish Press is a one-woman shop with a passion for beautiful, high quality, child-friendly prints and products. Thank you for stopping by!
Owner, Illustrator, Designer, Giclee & Letterpress Printer
I make images inspired by children and animals. I like visual simplicity and clarity, clean lines and crisp colors, silly and whimsical subject matter and anthropomorphic critters. I am a freelance illustrator living in San Francisco.
The prints and products you see here were designed with children (and the young at heart) in mind. All Cuddlefish Press items are hand-illustrated, designed and (in most cases) printed by Erica Sirotich in her San Francisco studio. All letterpress goods are printed on a 19th century tabletop Chandler & Price Pilot press. Full color prints are digitally ("giclee") printed using pigment inks and archival paper. Everything is created with great care and love!
Please be aware that sales of artwork do not include any transfer of copyright or reproduction rights. Thank you!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Once you order, please take care of payment promptly. Orders not paid for within 48 hours (2 days) are subject to cancellation.
Prints are enclosed in a clear protective sleeve and packaged in a rigid flat or easy fold mailer (depending on print size). Please allow for printing time before shipment. Limited edition prints are shipped within two weeks of the date of order; personalized prints, within three weeks of order.
Please ensure that you clearly indicate the address you'd like your items shipped to. To avoid delays, if your Paypal and Etsy addresses are different, please specify in writing where your package should be sent.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
No! All products are created and stored in a smoke-free home.
Caring for your Print
I include a detailed print care overview with every print order so you can ensure your new artwork's longevity!
I am happy to ship your order directly to a gift recipient and will enclose a complimentary note card, personalized with your message, in the package. Simply let me know when you place your order.
Cuddlefish Press offers several prints that can be customized with a name or special message. The personalized text is hand-lettered by Erica, scanned and digitally included in the illustration's design. The piece is then printed in a single edition on archival stock using pigment-based inks. When ordering a personalized print, please include the name or message in the comment section of the Etsy/Paypal order form.
If you have an idea for a custom piece for a baby shower, wedding, birthday, anniversary or other occasion, please feel free to contact me!