Ruby Who? is the sweet and innocent story of a little girl’s adventure in re-discovering her identity. Ruby wishes for so many things and dreams of being like others. Ruby Who? was created to explain to children that having more ‘stuff’ doesn’t make life better; looking like the other kids won’t make you happy; it’s who you are when you’re being yourself that counts.
I was very lucky to work alongside the amazing Hailey Bartholomew of You Can't Be Serious who had an idea for a book that she wanted to bring to life! Hailey along with her husband Andrew wrote and self published this wonderful book in 2012, after the idea sprang from wanting to explain to their two gorgeous girls how wishing and longing for what others had did not always lead to happiness.
Written by Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew and Illustrated by Alarna Zinn.
Kids on the Coast is a locally focused print and online magazine, bringing the best in community news, events, features and more to parents.
I was commissioned by Kids on the Coast to create a collection of seasonal content for the magazine’s online e-guide series. Cover illustrations include Education, Summer, Spring, Babies and Finance issues.
Read more about this great magazine and resource.
A personal project of visual notetaking. A collection capturing everyday moments and visual experimentations.
Unique custom portrait illustration of special people, places and momentos - I would love to help bring your memories to life using any existing photos or ideas that you might have in mind. Get in touch and let's chat more.
Branding project that combined an illustrative representation of popular Brisbane shop - Nook. The brief included producing a business card, postcard and website.
Mother’s Day animated greeting, sending big hugs and appreciation to all on Mother’s Day. Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.
Children's picture book concept for a colour book that illustrates the colours of the rainbow and touches on concepts of tones and shades within the colour spectrum.
Much of my work incorporates a unique illustration style that I apply to many of my projects. I am very passionate and draw much inspiration from children's art and stories and have worked toward capturing this within a variety of captivating projects such as picture books, stationery, animation concepts and editorial for family based publications. It is the bases for all of my creative work.
This is a series of works that were amongst the winning entries in the annual KBR awards in the Australian Illustration Section.
'Let's Face It’ is the Brisbane initiative of Dan Hancock Design and Thirteen Digital. Partnered as a pre-party to the Analogue/Digital creative conference; participating artists included Ken Done, Reg Mombassa, Mulga the Artist, Loretta Lizzio, Stu Vidler, Ben Johnston, Tabitha Shafran, Alarna Zinn, Nick Chalmers, and Listen to the Graphic’s Jack Tierney.
Described as ‘the choose your own adventure of live art collaboration’ Let’s Face It brings together 12 artists and 50 tees with a possible 1200 design variations.
As a featured artist, I created an original face image that then became mix matched with other artists to create a unique and wearable artwork. All t-shirts were screen printed live in front of the buyer.
Honoured to have been a part of this group show presented by St Thomas Studio. Girls' Night is a celebration of women leading the creative charge in Australia and internationally through art, design and photography, a gathering of beauty and wonder presented.
Featuring – Pen Friend, Georgia Hill, Laura Strange, Sarah Huston, Cassandra Urquhart, Amber B. Dianda Jenna Coverly, Mia Parcell, Alarna Zinn, Loretta Lizzio, Ms Browns Lounge, Tiffany Atkin, Elana Mullaly, Trish Hodgson.
A pitch for an animated children's show inspired by real life kids and their stories and families.
Creative direction for marketing concept created for Little Jane St stationery.
Little Jane St was a Brisbane based label established to design, make and sell all sorts of stationery, textile and papery goodness. My product range included greeting cards, gift enclosures, wrapping paper, notebooks, ceramics, artist prints and custom invitations.
Little Jane St grew from humble beginnings. Originally an online boutique, over time our products were sold throughout Australia and around the world with over 50 stockists and our own little retail store in one of Brisbane's most well known creative precincts - Winn Lane.
Little Jane St provided a platform to further extend on my creative pursuits and collaborate creatively on projects such as children's picture books, editorial, styling and editorial content, public speaking and workshops.
I was tasked to design and make this kaleidoscope project as part of Peppermint Magazine's ‘teenie greenie’ section in issue 19. If you want to see how to make a sparkly, woodlands inspired Kaleidoscope for yourself than take a peek at this gorgeous issue in which our project was featured.