Designing with love.
Artfull Puffin’s designs are created by David Evans and Sherren McCabe-Finlayson. As well as being work colleagues, we have been firm friends for many years, initially getting to know one another through our involvement in local community events.
We both trained in graphic design, at separate times, at Newport College of Art. Sherren undertook work experience with David while studying and went on to join his design practice, Platform One, in 1997, becoming a business partner a few years later.
We share a passion for art, history, theatre, travel, and nature, drawing inspiration from these experiences, along with the beautiful area in which we live and work. Our graphic work has always included elements of hand-drawn imagery, where and when relevant.
In 2014, we set up ARTFULL PUFFIN (Puffin being David’s childhood nickname), as a subsidiary to our design studio. We create illustrations in watercolour, pencil, and silk-paints, often based on British fauna and flora, that are then applied to greetings cards, gift tags and cushions. Also available are designs using imaginative typography and calligraphy.
Now, our ranges also include a Welsh collection, silk and watercolour collections and bookmark cards, all showcasing our love for wildlife and nature. Our cushions are relatively new: they are not mass produced but lovingly made to order.
We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy creating them. You can keep up to date with our news, through our social updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.