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
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
Agnes Brown on Jul 1, 2016
What a beautiful book I am sure my grandchildren will love it for years to come. The illustrations are wonderful, beautifully packaged and shipped to the UK thank you. I have told friends who are visiting Tazmania to look out for your books.
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
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.
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!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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!
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Additional policies and FAQs
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!