Stef Maden

I am Stef Maden, an illustrator currently working in Yorkshire, England. I studied Illustration at University after deciding it was the perfect way to commercialise my artistic talents. Since I graduated I have worked in the Greeting's Card industry as an in-house designer and illustrator as well as pursuing personal projects including selling my artwork online. This includes a variety of illustrated maps of my favourite places. I gather my inspiration through my love of pop culture and trends, travel, food and my British sense of humour.

I have designed for multiple products including greetings cards, gift bags, gift wrap, packaging, stationary, kid's clothing and personal blogs. Some of the amazing brands I've had the pleasure of working with include Ephemera Magazine, Sainsbury's, Hallmark, Paperchase, Tesco and UK Greetings.

I love working with paints and inks and then piecing the bits together (Frankenstein style!) using digital methods. I am a big fan of mechanical pencils and have a growing collection.