I'm Carla Martell, an illustrator and designer from Auckland, New Zealand. As well as drawing silly animals with hats on, collaborating on multimedia projects and making art for children's books, I also create fun things to collect, read, wear and decorate your walls with.

Most of my work starts as hand-drawn illustrations, often in pen and ink, the old-fashioned way. I'm a big fan of printmaking, writing words that go with pictures and turning my hand to making images move. 


Duck Goes Meow

Exciting news - Duck, Cow, Yak & co. have won Best Picture Book in the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults!

'Inspired by a real-life furry friendship'