Meet the artists
This stellar team of independant and creative artists bring the personality and high quality to the great range of Odd Deer products.
Gemma is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator who is the mind behind the hilariously entertaining range of cards published by Ohh Deer. She's written a few books, including - A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette (Dog N Bone 2013) The Feminist Activity Book (Seal Press 2015) and The Worrier’s Guide to Life (Andrews McMeel 2015). Her comics are published in The Nib and in The Observer Sunday Magazine.
Her illustration clients include Amazon, Hallmark, The New York Times, Oxford University Press, Knock Knock, Chronicle Books and Bodyform.
Andrew Kolb is an artist, designer, and illustrator. Shortly after obtaining his diploma in graphic design at Conestoga College he continued on to the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, for his Bachelor of Design.
Andrew has been featured in numerous galleries, countless exhibits, and a number of respected publications. He has collaborated with clients ranging from start-ups to major television
networks on everything from fitness apps to animated shorts. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario.
Elizabeth Olwen is a Canadian print and pattern designer living in Lisbon, Portugal. She creates highly considered patterns and illustrations infused with heart and soul, with the intention of spreading beauty, of amplifying joy.
Inspired by the world around her— from dense Canadian forests, to the colours and tiles of Lisbon, and her abundant spiritual and travel adventures in the life in between—Elizabeth’s meaningfully-made artwork is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes, while being gentle on this beautiful planet that nurtures and inspires her so much. She collaborates with companies she admires from all around the globe, on feel-good, intentional products from home decor to stationery, from fabric to bedding, from swimwear to jewellery, and so much more.
Owen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator from the UK. He has worked with clients including Google, Facebook, Sony, Lego and National Geographic. He is also the lead illustrator on the multi-award winning app Two Dots and has produced many picture books over the years, most notably the non-fiction ‘About’ series with Flying Eye Books, which began with Mad About Monkeys in 2015. His numerous books have been published in every continent except Antartica.
Kong was born in sunny Kuala Lumpur and now lives in rainy
Cardiff with his lovely wife and two cats, Pierre and Baloo. His aspiration of becoming an Illustrator is largely drawn from his childhood, where his imagination was sparked by an early fascination of cartoons, video games and Lego.
Based in the South Lincolnshire countryside, Twin Pines is a studio that loves all things contemporary but with a handmade and playful twist. Catherine Ings launched Twin Pines in May 2015.If not working away you’ll more often find Catherine at home with her husband and gorgeous black labrador, Ellie. Catherine has an unwavering obsession with homeware and interior design.
Yvonne Ellen is a British award winning designer with a love of quirky, decorative illustration combined to create one of a kind pieces. You may have seen some of these decorative animal illustrations featured on tea sets, plates, mugs and more!