Meet the Artists
Each deck is illustrated by a unique and talented artist. Each of his or her works are created specifically for us, no stock art here.
Marie Thorhauge - Illustrator for the Emotions deck
Marie Thorhauge is a danish designer with a degree in Arts of Character Animation 2009. She is currently working freelance from Denmark with with illustration and visual development for animation.
Marie started out working for the irish Oscar nominated studio Cartoon Saloon as head of design. In that capacity she earned a nomination for the 42nd annual Annie Awards for character design on the studio’s 2nd feature Song of the Sea.
Marie also worked as a concept artist on the children's program, Puffin Rock streaming now on Netflix!
In the remaining hours of the day, Marie enjoys coffee and long walks on the internet.
Check out her Artist's blog here
She's on Instagram too at instagram.com/artbythorhauge
See Marie's work firsthand in the Children's Emotion Wallet Card deck available here in our store.
Marc Martin - Artist for the Alphabet deck
Marc Martin is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Working with watercolour, textas, ink, pencil, scanned textures and computer, Marc’s work is a world of dense colour, rich textures and the odd scribble. He draws inspiration from his surroundings, nature, animals, and the city he lives in.
Marc’s illustrations have featured in various magazines, including Monocle, Wired, The Financial Review, and Capital magazine. He is also the author and illustrator of three books, Silent Observer (Erm Books, 2011), A Forest (Penguin Books, 2012), and The Curious Explorers Guide to Exotic Animals A-Z (Penguin Books, 2013).
"When I was first asked if I'd be interested in getting involved in this project, it was an instant yes from me. Learning the alphabet and the value of reading is one of the most important steps a child will take towards understanding the world we live in."
View Marc's work on the Alphabet deck here in our store.
Rhiannon McCalmont - Photographer for Emotions
Rhiannon is a photographer, a mother of two brilliant teenagers. She enjoys writing, and being near the water, and spending time with her lovely husband and her puppy, London.
For the Emotions deck, Rhiannon organized dozens of local families for solo photo sessions and has magically invoked genuine emotions from each one, using sound and video references. Genius.
She's on Instagram at instagram.com/rhiannonphotograph
Jared Andrew Schorr - Artist for GO!
Jared is an illustrator working and living in Southern California. He received his BFA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Jared works with cut paper.
Jared has worked with Good Magazine, Wired, Disney, The New Yorker, FastCompany, Ebony, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poketo, NPR and Edutopia.
"Designing for kids," Jared says, "is awesome, in every sense of the word. They take in so much information and learn so much. I want to be a part of that process. I produce work that is already positive and fun. I try to be a playful person in life, and I think that bleeds through in my work."
View Jared's work on the GO! here in our store.
Nomoco - Artist for Color & Shape
Nomoco was born in Japan and currently lives in London.
She graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Japan, majoring in Graphic Design, subsequently graduating from London College of Communication, UK, with a BA in Graphic Design / Illustration, and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, UK, with an MA in Communication Design, majoring in Illustration.
She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in London, Milan, Tokyo, Singapore and New York. Nature and the French horn are her inspiration, and she enjoys playing with ink and its organic movement.
View Nomoco's work on the Color & Shape deck here in our store.
Eugene & Louise - Artists for Numbers
Eugene & Louise, are a Belgium based creative studio founded by the happy husband and wife team Glenn D'Hondt and Sylvia Meert.
They're the artists behind Pictureka!, a multi award-winning board game Eugene & Louise co-developed and recently licensed to Hasbro.
Glenn and Sylvia had this to say:
"Being young parents ourselves, we're very familiar with Marie-Claire's story about "the boys stealing important wallet cards to play with". Our two boys do exactly the same thing! The So Awesome wallet cards have every asset we look for in a good toy: beautiful, educational, durable, safe and non-toxic."
Adrianne Adelle - Artist for the House deck
Adrianne is a Michigan-native and the first local illustrator we've commissioned to date.
Forever a child at heart she spends most of her time contemplating cuteness, the necessity of friendly monsters, and what it is exactly that grizzly bears dream about while deep in their slumberous state. Adrianne's work can be seen in books, educational apps, greeting cards, and even adorning apparel for toddlers and young girls! And now in wallet-sized cards for little people!
Adrianne's work on the House deck is so bright and playful. Little people will see her work as engaging and fun, and will enjoy finding the objects within each room on the opposite side of the card too!
Adrianne is on Instagram at instagram.com/adrianne.adelle
See Adrianne's work on the House deck here in our store.
Marie-Claire Camp - Artist for My Wallet, Public Transit
View Marie-Claire's work on the My Wallet set here in our store.
See the Transit deck here in the store as well.
Marie-Claire is the owner of SO Awesome. She is also a Graphic and Interaction Designer, and enjoys illustration in her "free time". She resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, Victor, her twin sons, Silas and Owen.
Marie-Claire designed the My Wallet set for her children, after their intense desire to pull apart and chew on the items in her wallet. The play money and cards were designed to mimic those found in adult's wallets.
She created the Public Transit Wallet Card set in 2015 as a fun stand-alone deck and fun addition to the My Wallet set as well. The cards mimic the real transit cards from nine international cities.