Statement Pieces Celebrating Black Women

London, England
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Last updated on 18 Jan, 2022



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About DorcasCreates

Sales 5,056
On Etsy since 2012
Video summary: Check out this interview I did with the amazing community platform Jamii (, explaining why I started DorcasCreates :)

DorcasCreates is a visual artist obsessed with illustrating Black women and centering them in her work

Hello, I'm Dorcas Magbadelo, the designer behind Dorcascreates.

I'm an illustrator and designer/maker from the UK. I've been drawing and creating since I was little; but initially took a more academic path before coming back to my first love of creating.

I'm passionate about creating work that people can identify with - my artwork celebrate the beauty and strength of Black women in particular.

Each illustration starts as a black and white pen drawing before being scanned and digitally edited in Photoshop and Illustrator. I draw inspiration from the Black women I encounter in my day to day life - I love people watching, so I notice their hairstyles; their clothing, their jewellery - a vibrant headwrap, a cute tote bag, some statement sunglasses hastily thrown on during their commute, or a bright power suit, and just their overall vibe - everyday Black women living their lives. I like to take these women and place them center stage in my artwork; standing beautifully and proudly in the center of the image.

Although all I seem to wear is black(!); I love bold patterns and prints, which shows up a lot in my art work. You'll find a lot of black and white patterns offset by bold colours. When I'm not creating or sleeping, I'm usually putting my Cineworld card to good use, downing copious amounts of tea or sweating it out at a jazz concert.

Shop members

  • Dorcas

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • Merchandise Manufacturer

    Leeds, England

    Misc Merch Manufacturer

  • Notebook Printing Company

    Worthing, England

    Notebooks/Notepad Manufacturers

  • Enamel Pin Manufacturer

    United Kingdom

    Manufactures enamel pins

  • Tote Bag Printing Company

    London, England

    They screen print my illustrations onto cotton/canvas tote bags

  • T-shirt Printer

    London, England

    Digitally prints t-shirts

  • Lemark

    United Kingdom

    Custom Packaging Tape Printer

  • Enamel Pin Manufacturer

    Huddersfield, England

    Manufactures high quality enamel pins

  • Production Partner

    United Kingdom

    UK based manufacturer

  • A print shop

    Westbury, England

    Screen printing company

  • Enamel Pin Manufacturer

    Norwich, England

    Manufactures high quality enamel pins

  • A print shop

    London, England

    Digital and litho prints

  • Professional Art Printers

    London, England

    They professionally print museum quality art prints

  • Enamel Pin Manufacturer

    Middlesbrough, England

    Manufactures high quality enamel pins

Shop policies

Last updated on 10 May, 2022
Hello, welcome to DorcasCreates!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your item, please message me and we can see if we can work something out. Refunds will not be given unless the item is damaged due to an error on my part.

If you would like an exchange, you'll need to send the original item back before a replacement is shipped out to you. You will cover the cost of the return shipping, but I'll pay for the replacement to be shipped out to you and may also include a freebie as gesture of goodwill :)
Please pay immediately via Paypal or Etsy Direct Checkout

If you don't have a Paypal account; you can also pay using your credit card by selecting that option at checkout.

Cancellations must be made within 24 hours
Most orders are shipped 1-3 business days after purchase - please see the listing details for product specific processing times.

Please read item descriptions carefully and if buying from a listing with multiple options, please state clearly at checkout which item/variation you'd like

UK buyers - please allow 1-3 days for delivery from the date of purchase. Items will be sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For

International buyers - Items are sent via Royal Mail Tracked and Signed For. Tracked shipping usually takes 5-10 working days.

Please allow 5-14 days for delivery depending on your location:

In general EU customers can expect delivery in 3-5 days, US/Canada/Australia in 7-14 days and rest of the world between 10-14 days.

All items are securely wrapped and all precautions are taken to ensure the items reach you in mint condition

Please note that country specific customs and import fees are the responsibility of the buyer only.
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders please message me via Etsy messages or go through my current custom listings.

For wholesale orders please check out my wholesale shop on Faire:

More information

Last updated on 11 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

It's advised that you frame your art prints as soon as possible and try to keep away from direct sunlight.

Keep pins & earrings away from water and if possible store in a jewellery box.

A hack I learned to clean your pins / earrings is to use toothpaste! Dab a very small amount onto the pin, wipe off dirt or grime and clean with a damp cloth. Pins will be good as new :)

You can also use a jewellery polishing cloth to clean your earrings if you'd rather not go the minty fresh route mentioned above :)

Wholesale availability

Yes I do wholesale!

Pop me an email at and we can go from there. Alternatively check out my wholesale shop on Faire:

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