Hand-made illustrations, stickers and zines

Camberley, England On Etsy since 2018

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Hand-made illustrations, stickers and zines

Camberley, England | 799 Sales


April Howlett

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April Howlett


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About monkeymintaka

Sales 799
On Etsy since 2018

Illustrator by night - Creating colourful art for everyone.

Hi! My name's April and I am a motion graphic designer by day and doodler by night.

The kids in our family were all nicknamed after primates (I was Apes!) and Mintaka is my favourite star in the sky - the third star of Orion's belt. Monkeymintaka was accidentally born in 2007, due to a password/login kerfuffle while creating a deviantArt account, but I thought it had a lovely ring to it, so the name has stuck!

After a brief love affair with digital art, I hung up my monkeymintaka hat to pursue a career in 3D animation, but found that long days at the computer left me feeling un-creative and out of touch with my imagination.

I started using my hands to draw, paint and doodle the evenings away a few years ago and have fallen in love with making. I feel like a child again - exploring and creating, getting messy and making art.

I can't wait to create and share new creatures, characters and stories with the world - and hope you'll enjoy my creations as well.

Check out my YouTube channel where post art videos or my Instagram where I share my Sketchbook!

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  • April

    Owner, Maker

    I've been creating art as monkeymintaka since 2007. I have been lucky to live and travel all over the world, but these days, I call Surrey my home. I love reading, movies and delicious vegan food :)

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