OhPlesiosaur

Nature-inspired Illustrations & Puns

California, United States · 8821 Sales

OhPlesiosaur

Nature-inspired Illustrations & Puns

California, United States 8821 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Serena E

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Announcement   Oh Plesiosaur is a one-woman Bay Area illustration studio producing a range of gifts, including coloring books, stationery, accessories, and flair.

Follow me on Instagram: @ohplesiosaur
Twitter: @ohplesiosaur
Facebook: facebook.com/ohplesiosaur
Pinterest: pinterest.com/ohplesiosaur

📦 I'm on Etsy Wholesale!
🌈 LGBTQ+ owned

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Last updated on 17 Jan, 2018

Oh Plesiosaur is a one-woman Bay Area illustration studio producing a range of gifts, including coloring books, stationery, accessories, and flair.

Follow me on Instagram: @ohplesiosaur
Twitter: @ohplesiosaur
Facebook: facebook.com/ohplesiosaur
Pinterest: pinterest.com/ohplesiosaur

📦 I'm on Etsy Wholesale!
🌈 LGBTQ+ owned

Serena E

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Serena E

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Updates

This charity pin is now available in gorgeous matte silver!
Shoutout to everyone who participated in this month's science & climate marches, whether in person or in spirit. green_heartearth_africa
Last minute holiday deal! Free mini xmas sticker sheet with every full sized sticker sheet, sweater dino pin, penguin pin, or holiday card set.
Mini sticker sheets are an adorable 4x3 inches (wallet size!) and are great for gift giving and card writing!
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About

Oh, Plesiosaur.

Oh Plesiosaur began with a joke. One morning in late 2013, I woke up with a burning desire to illustrate dinosaur puns. Things escalated, as puns often do. Now I make things I love and dream big dreams.

I'm a graphic and web/UX designer, ex-librarian, succulent aficionado, and dinosaur enthusiast. I've been in love with illustration as long as I can remember. My childhood heroes were picture book illustrators; Chris Van Allsburg, Edward Gorey, Mercer Mayer, Alice & Martin Provensen, Maurice Sendak. During my years as a librarian (hey, once a librarian always a librarian) I couldn't wait to share these beautiful images and words with my students. As an illustrator, I strive to capture the same beauty, playfulness, and wit in my work.

Seeing my art in print never fails to excite me. Web design pays the bills, but illustration fills up my heart. And when I create a new product, I get to share that feeling with the whole world.

I am constantly revising my process, improving my materials, and searching for inspiration. I use recycled paper for my coloring book, and work with small local businesses to produce most of my products. Heck, even my shipping materials are recyclable.

Little things make me happy. I love hearing from customers, getting a chuckle over a silly pun, or seeing a design come to life as a real, tangible product. I love fanning out my Pantone swatches to choose the perfect shade. I love quiet afternoons with the sun streaming in the studio window, cat sleeping on the couch, while I draw new designs.

Most of all, I hope Oh Plesiosaur makes your day, or at least makes you laugh.

Serena

Shop members

  • Serena

    Owner, Designer

  • Erin

    Co-punspirator

  • Loki

    Quality Control

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Last updated on 23 Nov, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Materials

Oh Plesiosaur is deeply committed to sustainability.

All cards are scored, printed, and folded by hand in my Baltimore studio. My standard card stock is heavy duty 100lb (270 gsm) cover stock. It is made from 100% recycled post-consumer content, and manufactured in a facility run on renewable energy.

Most envelope colors contain at least 30% recycled content, and some are 100% recycled post-consumer content.

My necklaces are laser cut from sustainably sourced cherry wood / durable acrylic, and hung on silver or gold-plated chains. All materials used are non-toxic, though I don't recommend eating plastic or wood.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All pins and patches are packed inside a paper gift bag, ready for gift giving! Enamel pins are mounted on a sturdy backing card.

To save trees, I never include a paper receipt unless requested. Please recycle your packaging materials!

Want a gift message included with your order? Let me know in the order notes.

Custom and personalized orders

Have an idea for a custom order? I've done everything from customized messages inside cards to dinosaur family portraits and one-of-a-kind laser cut necklaces. Let's work together! Shoot me a message to get started.

Wholesale availability

Can’t get enough of my delightful cards? Good news: You can! I am thrilled to accept wholesale orders, especially from you. Get started via Etsy Wholesale or ohplesiosaur.com/wholesale.

Shipping Charges

I always refund excess shipping charges! If it ends up costing less than estimated to ship your order, I will pass those savings on to you via a partial refund.

Buyers are responsible for all customs, VAT, and import charges applicable in their country.