I'm Carla Martell, an illustrator and designer living in Aotearoa New Zealand.

All those years getting in trouble for doodling in class (usually animals with hats on) eventually paid off, as I'm now illustrating children's books, designing for animation and dreaming up new multimedia projects.

Most of my designs are drawn by hand then digitally combined with handmade textures and typography. I'm a big fan of printmaking, writing words that go with pictures and turning my hand to making images move. I'm also a licensed artist, creating designs for products such as gift wrap, greeting cards, wall art and homewares.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions, commissions or design requests - I'd love to hear from you. 

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