redparka

Red Parka Designs

Hobart, Australia · 463 Sales

redparka

Red Parka Designs

Hobart, Australia 463 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(100)

Announcement   Hello! Welcome to Red Parka Designs! I'm Jen, an artist from Tasmania, Australia, and I design everything in the Red Parka range. All my designs can be custom coloured and come in various sizes. Enjoy browsing and please convo me if you'd like any more info! Thanks x

Announcement

Hello! Welcome to Red Parka Designs! I'm Jen, an artist from Tasmania, Australia, and I design everything in the Red Parka range. All my designs can be custom coloured and come in various sizes. Enjoy browsing and please convo me if you'd like any more info! Thanks x

Jennifer Cossins

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Jennifer Cossins

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(100)
emjaybee7

emjaybee7 on May 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Jen, a beautiful book, prompt delivery and great presentation!

robyn faber

robyn faber on Apr 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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About

An accidental illustrator

I never planned to become an illustrator. My childhood was spent pursuing dreams of becoming a fireman, ballerina or marine biologist. After that I spent many years travelling the world working in bars and cafes - partly because it was fun but partly because I didn't know what else to do. I always liked art, but it never crossed my mind I could do it for a living.

During a period of unemployment, I decided to make handbound books and sell them at the local markets. I loved making books but it never paid the bills. One day, a friend told me how much they liked my drawings, which I was doing purely for fun as I had so much free time on my hands. Thus encouraged, I turned one of my designs into a greeting card, thinking it might supplement my meager bookmaking income.

To my utter amazement, the market goers loved it! And bought it! I did another design, then another, and before long, greeting card sales were well outdoing book sales.

It was at this point something changed in me. The light went on. Life suddenly made sense. I had found my 'thing'! Red Parka Designs (named after my most beloved item of clothing ever!) was born!

I am so grateful to have accidentally found my passion in life. I now live in Tasmania with my photographer husband and our gorgeous puppy. We work together from our home studio in Hobart and love our lives here, being together, being creative and being ourselves.

Thanks for visiting my Etsy store! Jen x

Shop members

  • Jennifer Cossins

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Illustrator

    Hello! I'm Jen! Artist, blogger, coffee addict, wanderer, dreamer, crafter and lover of all things colourful and creative. I work from my home studio on the beautiful island of Tasmania, Australia.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2013
Hello! I'm so glad you found my little Etsy shop!
I'm Jen, an illustrator based in Tasmania, Australia and I love drawing and making all the items you find here in my shop. I write a blog about my creative processes as well as those of the many artists I feature and interview. I also write a lot about running an creative business, self-employment and how to live a happy, creative and adventurous life. So please visit me over there for more creative fun!
www.redparka.blogspot.com

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Paypal is the best form of payment for me but please contact me if you have any trouble with this.
Shipping
I generally ship within 3 days of an order being placed. Unless otherwise requested, I ship regular mail, so if your order is urgent or you would like insurance or anything else out of the ordinary please convo me to organise and I will accommodate you as best I can!

I am also more than happy to gift wrap and provide handwritten notes or cards if you are buying as a present - just let me know and I'll make it beautiful for you!
Refunds and Exchanges
If there are any problems at all with your order when you receive, please convo me so we can sort it out. I want you to be happy - that is my first priority!
Additional policies and FAQs
Almost all my products can be customised so if you have any ideas based on my products, please get in touch!

If you are interested in stocking my products in your bricks and mortar store, please email me for wholesale details.

Any other questions just ask! I'd love to hear from you!