Our team is a tiny bunch of creative collaborators from around the world!

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Sandra van Doorn

Founder & Creative Director

 

Originally from France

I Live in Perth, WA

{Work}

I am a published illustrator of 

children's picture books. Highlight: Kate Greenaway Medal nomination. 

{Likes}

I get overly excited about illustration, photography, and cinematography. And my piano.

{Doesn't like}

​Bad manners, looong dinner parties, and lentils - but not necessarily in that order.

{Believes}

Life is prettier in French.

{Quirk no-one really knows about}

As a child I often got into troubles for... drawing in my schoolbooks! I firmly argued it was supposed to be that way!

Manuela Adreani

Graphic Designer

 

Originally from Rome, Italy

I Live in Turin, Italy

{Work}

I am an award winning illustrator of children's picture books. I have worked in animation for several tv series.

{Likes}

Long walks, yoga, playing with my cat Ulisse, the sea, colour, cinema, dance and books.

{Doesn't like}

Unkindness

{Believes}

There's a purpose to everything, but we know so little.

{Quirk no-one really knows about}

I talk to my characters while I draw - especially when I colour them!

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Katie Harris

Events Coordinator

 

Originally from Sydney, Australia

I live in Perth, Australia

 

{Work}

I am a Primary School Teacher, proud mum of two beautiful boys, and co-creator of All The Mumery

 

{Likes}

Audrey Hepburn, painting, beach walks, and Paris.

 

{Doesn't like}

Rice pudding, mosquitoes and putting petrol in my car.

 

{Believes}

If you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.

 

{Quirk no-one really knows about}

I secretly love watching cartoons with my boys! 

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Brenda Gurr

Editor

 

Originally from Perth

I live in Melbourne

{Work}

I am a published author of educational & children's books and an experienced editor.

{Likes}

Playing the cello, traveling, yoga, very long walks, and historical novels.

{Doesn't like}

High heels and long nails (on me), tuna and horror movies.

{Believes}

Cellists rule the universe.​

{Quirk no-one really knows about}

I am the 13th great-niece of King Henry VIII. 

I am not sure what that says about me. 

Jana Kaminski

Stop Motion Animator

 

Originally from Germany 

I live in Utrecht, the Netherlands

 

{Work}

I am a stop motion animator and illustrator, often working with collage, paper and paint.

 

{Likes}

Pizza, wide beaches, old National Geographic magazines, surrealism 

 

{Doesn't like}

Crowded places, spiders

 

{Believes}

You get what you give (maybe not always in a direct way).

 

{Quirk no-one really knows about}

I dislike going by plane, so I travelled across the whole US by train from New York to San Francisco (which was amazing… and long!)