Meet the artists
This stellar team of independant and creative artists bring the personality and high quality to the great range of Red Cap products.
Kate is an illustrator, painter and surface designer living in Chicago. She grew up in Ohio as a constant drawer, daydreamer, and animal enthusiast before going to college at the Rhode Island School of Design to study illustration. She spends most of her time in her studio painting with gouache and watercolor to create images for books, galleries, magazines, textiles and stationery.
Jon Klassen is a Canadian writer and illustrator of children's books and an animator. He won both the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenaway Medal for children's book illustration, recognizing the 2012 picture book This Is Not My Hat, which he also wrote. He is the first person to win both awards for the same work.
This Is Not My Hat is a companion to Klassen's preceding picture book, I Want My Hat Back (2011), and his first as both writer and illustrator. Both books were on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than 40 weeks; by April 2014 one or the other had been translated into 22 languages and they had jointly surpassed one million worldwide sales.
His beautiful, whimsical illustrations make perfect greeting cards.
Bodil Jane is an illustrator from Amsterdam. She graduated with honors from Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, specializing in illustration. She loves to illustrate food, people, animals, fashion, interiors, plants, packages and maps. All of her illustrations include hand made elements and digital techniques.
‘Bodil Jane’ is a combination of a first name and a second name. Bodil doesn’t use her last name for her illustration work. Full credits are: Bodil Jane. Bodil is a Danish name and means ‘female warrior’.
Carolyn Gavin is a painter, Illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Toronto, Canada. Vibrant, playful and happy are perfect words to describe her style.
A flower child of the 60’s, Carolyn grew up in South Africa, left to travel Europe and relocated to Canada where she met her Montreal husband and had a baby.
Carolyn trained as a graphic designer and learned painting and techniques from artist Nina Campbell-Quine. In 2007, she started Ecojot with her family, an eco-friendly paper business. Today, she freelances her work for fabric, house wares, packaging and books.
Carolyn works in Gouache, water-colour, pen and ink and vector. Finding inspiration in travel, flowers, exotic color and pattern, Carolyn makes sure her life is filled with beauty and creativity.
Becca Stadtlander is an illustrator and fine artist, inspired by the beauty of everyday objects, the comforts of home, and the lush colours and landscapes of far off places. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently lives and works in her hometown of Covington, Kentucky.
Her work is featured in children’s and adult books, editorial publications, stationery, home decor products, and book covers. Her paintings are rich with colour and full of timeless stories.
Endlessly inspired by her search for charm in the everyday,
Emily’s pattern driven work reflects her training in textile design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Aside from book illustration, her gouache paintings have been applied to product like bedding, clothing, fabric, dishes, rugs, toys and wallpaper.
Emily lives in the Hudson Valley, just north of NYC, where her
rural surroundings inform much of her work. Her favourite things include perusing flea markets, making friends with wildflowers and traveling to new places both near and far. Her sketchbook is always in tow, just in case she finds a bug that needs its portrait painted or an interior that has a story to share.
Danielle Kroll is a Brooklyn based artist and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art and started her career in Anthropologie’s Art Department. Danielle’s current work includes illustrations, ceramics, paintings and textiles.
Her whimsical style aims to inspire curiosity and to make your day just a little bit brighter. She is mostly inspired by her childhood, art museums, long walks and thrift shops.
Dylan Mierzwinski (“M” for short), is an illustrator and surface designer living in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona. A top teacher on Skillshare, Dylan is known for her warmth, ability to communicate difficult ideas clearly, bold and retro botanical illustrations, and rosy-cheeked characters.
As a self taught artist, Dylan has enthusiastically grown into her position in the art world as a creative cheerleader, sharer of helpful keyboard shortcuts, and combiner of unexpected colours. She enjoys waving at dogs, quoting Michael Scott, and encouraging people to talk about their feelings (not a joke).
Daren Thomas Magee
Daren Thomas Magee is an Ojai, California based freelance illustrator, muralist and designer. His inspiration comes from many
sources, natural and supernatural.
The aim of his work is to speak to the space between imagination and reality, his hope is to leave you to float off in that liminal space into someplace entirely new.
Melissa Castrillon is an English Colombian illustrator based in the U.K. She graduated from the Cambridge school of Art in 2009 and then again in 2014 with a Masters in Childrens book illustration. She has a passion for punchy colour combos, traditional print making and anything Botanical.
Nolan Pelletier is a freelance illustrator and designer from Connecticut who currently resides in Toronto. He shares a mint green Victorian house with his wife, illustrator Kaley McKean, and their Maine Coon cat, Snoopy.
As a lifelong collector of antiques and printed ephemera, Nolan takes inspiration from an eclectic array of historical influences. His colourful artwork combines a modern design sense with the detailed decorative motifs of other eras.
Nolan’s illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and elsewhere—and he’s collaborated with the fashion designer Anna Sui on art for several of her collections. When he’s not working on client work, he’s obsessively trawling flea markets and eBay for vintage graphic design books, tending to his allotment garden, or working on his illustrated newspaper, The Somnolent Garden Rambler.
Stewart Easton is an artist currently living and working in London. He works across many disciplines including stitch, paint, drawing and digital. Stewart has shown work both nationally and internationally with pieces in private collections across the globe. His current interest lies within embroidery as a meditation, the counterculture, and mid- century shapes. He likes new new age music, spiritual jazz, psychedelia and hand cut shapes.
Krista Perry is an artist and illustrator living in Massachusetts. In 2015, she received an honors BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she took a very serious oath to make something fun every day!
Krista loves F-U-N! She believes in hard work and hard play and will NEVER turn down a good meatball sub. She loves to make art with a sense of humour and is inspired by bright colours, nostalgia, vintage ephemera, and ham.
Lily Odette specialises in print design & illustration. Her love for decorative arts, folk art, and handcrafts inspires her to create vibrant and highly decorative illustrations. Next to drawing, Lily loves to practice old craft techniques, such as hand embroidery and the craft of paper cutting.