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

Sandra van Doorn

Founder and Publisher

Originally from France

I Live in Perth, Australia


I am a published illustrator of 

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


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.


Life is prettier in French.

{Quirk no-one really knows about}

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

Manuela Adreani

Graphic Designer

Originally from Rome, Italy

I Live in Turin, Italy


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


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

{Doesn't like}



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!

Brenda Gurr


Originally from Perth, Australia

I Live in Melbourne, Australia


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


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

{Doesn't like}

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


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. 

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