My name is Simone and I’ve been a graphic designer for over 13 years and a mother of twins for three. Combining my love of great design, being a mother and a homemaker I created Ellie and Liv.
I love to create designs that put a smile on peoples faces, producing work that I am really passionate about. Family and friends are a really important part of my life and I love designing gifts, cards and invitations for them, so now Ellie and Liv has given me the chance.
I find my inspiration for Ellie and Liv from retro designs, fabrics, patterns and illustrations. I enjoy nothing more than searching through old book shops, antique fairs and archives to find something that will spark a new idea. I love to reflect this in my work with subtle colour palettes, patterns and designs. My sketch book is never far from my side and I’m constantly scribbling down ideas.
When I’m not designing or chasing around after the real Ellie and Liv, I’m never far away from the oven, I love to bake! Not everything turns out perfect, but I do try. I especially love to find new ways to sneak veg into cakes for the girls. I also love a cup of peppermint tea, dark sea salt chocolate, sewing and a good book.
If you want to know even more about me, check out my blog to see what fun things the real Ellie and Liv get up to, and the other crafts I like to do in my spare time.
I hope you enjoy Ellie and Liv.