Hey! My name is Nandi and I’m an illustrator of sweet things, the Creative Director for Hey Gorgeous Skincare, a partner in Ink & Coco Design & Print Agency, a photographer of dogs and gorgeous skincare products, a freelance designer, a squeezer of really, really big puppies and a lover of music and well written copy!

It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with pixel perfection, on point branding, typography and perhaps, if there is such a thing, too much pink. I also love, in no particular order, my city, the long white beaches that wrap around it, peonies and sunflowers (but probably not together), shoes, shoes, shoes, adventures, helping my clients achieve beyond their dreams, deep conversations, philosophy, stars, new challenges, awesome projects, tickle fights, solving complex problems with elegantly simple solutions, decorating, Photoshop and of course, fat Newfie noses. 

You might describe me as slightly eccentric (or as my mother likes to say, ‘odd’), bold, unconventional and perhaps a little stubborn. But I’m also super friendly. You should totally say hello. I’d love for you to join me on this adventure called life, so if you’ve got big dreams, a need for an awesome illustrator / designer / photographer / puppy squeezer, please send me an email, a unicorn or find me on Facebook!

Hey! My name is Nandi and I’m an illustrator of sweet things, the Creative Director for Hey Gorgeous Skincare, a partner in Ink & Coco, a photographer of dogs & gorgeous skincare products, a freelance designer, a squeezer of really, really big puppies & a lover of music & well written copy! 

I’d love for you to join me on this adventure called life, so if you’ve got big dreams, a need for an awesome illustrator / designer / photographer / puppy squeezer, please send me an email, a unicorn or find me on FacebookYou should totally say hello.

FAMILY & PET PORTRAITS
From US$150

Unrestricted, imaginative, full backgrounds & details galore! These portraits can be of anyone & any concept!

ILLUSTRATED LOGOS
From US$250

Clean, elegant & versatile. Supplied in various formats. Includes text & elements to use in your branding.

BRANDING ELEMENTS
From US$40

Add some happy to websites, social media & stationary with sweet illustrated branding elements!

PROMOTIONS & SPECIALS
From US$40

Pay discounted prices per character (person or animal) and have your own custom illustration for less! 

FAMILY & PET PORTRAITS
From US$150

Unrestricted, imaginative, full backgrounds & details galore! These portraits can be of anyone & any concept!

ILLUSTRATED LOGOS
From US$250

Clean, elegant & versatile. Supplied in various formats. Includes text & elements to use in your branding.

BRANDING ELEMENTS
From US$40

Add some happy to websites, social media posts & business cards with sweet illustrated branding elements!

PROMOTIONS & SPECIALS
From US$40

Pay discounted prices per character (person or animal) and have your own custom illustration for less! 

What tools do you use to illustrate?

I use a Wacom Cintiq Companion! It’s ever so lovely. To sketch, I enjoy SketchBook Pro, and to finish, I use Photoshop CC. I still love pencils, crayons, biro pens and good old fashioned sketchbooks though!

How long does an illustration take?

It depends on how complicated the design is. Usually, I like to give my clients a week (or two if it’s busy) while we exchange emails with progress updates. Generally, any given illustration involves 5-15 hours of work. But every second is so much fun for me!

How do your promotions work?
My main promotion happens on the lead up to Christmas and usually it involves a choice of backgrounds and props. As long as your illustration looks like it belongs to the promotion family (it has a Christmasy feel) it’s still pretty customisable!

You supply reference images of the characters you’d like included, and receive big discounts. You can use your illustration on whatever you like, as many times as you like, but unlike my regular commissions, these illustrations aren’t for commerical use.

New promotions are shared on my Facebook page!

Why would I want illustrations for my branding?

Once upon a time, when women wore powersuits with big shoulder pads, companies all adopted a very grown up, impersonable, corporate aesthetic. But things have changed. There is still plenty of room for serious and sleek, but now, customers and clients are looking for more than just another ‘internet’ company or another call center. They’re looking to reach out to another human being. Illustrations are a great way to make your company approachable, human, fun, youthful and memorable. 

Why are your dogs blue & purple?

Artistic license! But also, so that the linework doesn’t get lost, details are clear, and because brighter, summery-ier colours just make me smile!

Tell us about your bear dogs?

I have three, ginormous, marshmallow puddings; from left to right, Floydie, Bentley (affectionately known as Little Bee) and Bellsie Bob. They’ve pretty much taken over my Instagram (it’s very hard not to photograph them) and even my illustrations. Muses, sweet newfie muses.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Send me an email, a facebook inbox, a whatsapp or a skype message with your concept. Don’t have one? That’s ok, I do those too.
2. As if by magic, expect a rough sketch to appear in your inbox for your approval :] If you’re happy, we go onto step three, or we adjust the sketch until you are!
3. Based on the sketch, I’ll work out the cost.
4. If you’re happy to proceed, next all the linework is created, by hand and additional details are added.
5. Block color let’s you see the color map for your piece. Often, particularly with branding, the feel must be just right before..
6. Detailing, shadows and polishing!
7. Finally, you’ll be sent an invoice. I accept Paypal and EFTs. And voila, you’ll receive the art to use and print as you like!

What tools do you use to illustrate?
I use a Wacom Cintiq Companion! It’s ever so lovely. To sketch, I enjoy SketchBook Pro, and to finish, I use Photoshop CC. I still love pencils, crayons, biro pens and good old fashioned sketchbooks though!
How long does an illustration take?
It depends on how complicated the design is. Usually, I like to give my clients a week (or two if it’s busy) while we exchange emails with progress updates. Generally, any given illustration involves 5-15 hours of work. But every second is so much fun for me!
How do your promotions work?
My main promotion happens on the lead up to Christmas and usually it involves a choice of backgrounds and props. As long as your illustration looks like it belongs to the promotion family (it has a Christmasy feel) it’s still pretty customisable!

You supply reference images of the characters you’d like included, and receive big discounts. You can use your illustration on whatever you like, as many times as you like, but unlike my regular commissions, these illustrations aren’t for commerical use.

New promotions are shared on my Facebook page!

Why would I want illustrations for my branding?
Once upon a time, when women wore powersuits with big shoulder pads, companies all adopted a very grown up, impersonable, corporate aesthetic. But things have changed. There is still plenty of room for serious and sleek, but now, customers and clients are looking for more than just another ‘internet’ company or another call center. They’re looking to reach out to another human being. Illustrations are a great way to make your company approachable, human, fun, youthful and memorable. 
Why are your dogs blue & purple?

Artistic license! But also, so that the linework doesn’t get lost, details are clear, and because brighter, summery-ier colours just make me smile!

Tell us about your bear dogs?

I have three, ginormous, marshmallow puddings; from left to right, Floydie, Bentley (affectionately known as Little Bee) and Bellsie Bob. They’ve pretty much taken over my Instagram (it’s very hard not to photograph them) and even my illustrations. Muses, sweet newfie muses.

Addictive! If I had to choose one word to describe Nandi illustrations. Once you get one… you just want more.

Nandi’s Illustrations makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you see them, she always makes you look beautiful and captures all the little details in the best way. Each piece is unique and just stunning!!! I WANT MORE.

Desiré McMaster

Pet Sitting While You're Away

It’s rare to find an artist that can capture the sweet, silly, and slobbery giant that is the Newfie in such style! Nandi took images of my boy and created an adorable piece that truly captures his sweet spirit.

She was patient & communicative during the initial phase, and sent me updates as she worked. I loved being able to watch as my Finn became one of Nandi’s Newfs! Finn and I will definitely be back for more, thank you!

Elizabeth Redmond

So cute!!! I just love your work!

Lauren Schmitt

Wagologie Designer Dog Collars

Nandi so perfectly captured my sister and her kids (the furry ones). In spite of the miles between us (I’m in Virginia, USA) she made it easy to create a custom gift. She’s very intuitive – as if she’d met my sister! Been thinking about requesting another, since my sister has added another member to her family!

Chris Hulbert-Rajab

Thank you for the beautiful illustration of Murray!! 

The canvas arrived and we absolutely love it!!! XXOO

Leyla Antonio Ismaili Krstic

I am so thankful I found Nandi! It’s like I found someone to illustrate my thoughts and feelings and as a result she’s been at my side working alongside me to rebrand my businesses.

She’s always very timely, generous, and accommodating to all my requests. I hope to be working with Nandi for many, many more years to come as we both grow our businesses!

Holly Montgomery

BrindleBerry Acres

Our cards turned out great and we had so many compliments!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!! Please kiss Floyd, Bella and double for Bee for me!

Alyssa McClanahan

Your artwork is always so happy & cheerful. I love it! Erin Snedeker Thoresen

Nandi is awesome! She created a beautiful illustration for my pet sitting business based off of pictures of my own animals. She did an amazing job, they look just like my babies!The turn-around time was very fast, and she was quick and happy to make any edits that I requested.

I have since used her services again to design a cutsey photo just for my personal use on Facebook, and have no doubt I will come to her again when I’m ready to add more illustrations to my website.

Thank you Nandi!

Caitlin Brody

Cait's Creature Comforts

It’s rare to find an artist that can capture the sweet, silly & slobbery giant that is the Newfie in such style! Nandi took images of my boy & created an adorable piece that truly captures his sweet spirit. She was patient & communicative during the initial phase & sent me updates as she worked. I loved being able to watch as my Finn became one of Nandi’s Newfs! Finn & I will definitely be back for more, thank you!

Elizabeth Redmond

Your artwork is always so happy & cheerful. I love it! Erin Snedeker Thoresen

Nandi is awesome! She created a beautiful illustration for my pet sitting business based off of pictures of my own animals. She did an amazing job, they look just like my babies! The turn-around time was very fast & she was quick & happy to make any edits that I requested. I have since used her services again to design a cutsey photo just for my personal use on Facebook & have no doubt I will come to her again when I’m ready to add more illustrations to my website. Thank you Nandi!

Caitlin Brody

Cait's Creature Comforts

SAY HELLO

Got an awesome idea you’d love me to work on? Why not send me a message and let me make magic for you? 

I also appreciate love notes, squishing dog requests, suggestions and good old fashioned gossip, so please do say hello. I’d love to hear from you!