Representing life through greeting cards: MsCharlaneousdesign

MsCharlaneousdesign founder Charlotte loves to design, create and make art that is inspired by her life. Learn more about MsCharlanesousdesign's greeting cards, badge mirrors and other small gifts.

How did MsCharlaneousdesigns come to be?

I am a naturally creative person and began writing poetry in school, and nurtured my creativity when I worked in a nursery with children from the ages of three months to pre school. Mscharlaneousdesigns came about as a play on the word miscellaneous because of the variety of things that I love to design, create and make, such as greeting cards, badge mirrors and small gifts.

I use digital art that I purchase as the main body of the cards such as an image of a woman, man or child and put together with backgrounds I have created on pro create or other digital platforms to get the desired effect.

What is the inspiration behind your art/greeting cards?

My inspiration in what I design and make comes from wanting to see people like me represented in day to day life.

What is your favourite greeting card and why?

My favourite greeting card are those that vibrantly represent our culture. From my collection I would say emergence which represents new beginnings.

Greatest accomplishments and challenges as a business so far?

My greatest accomplishments as a new business is being recognised and reached out to by yourselves to be featured as part of your subscription box. The challenges are having a business and being in full time employment.

What does it mean to you to be Black owned business?

It feels great to be recognised for the things that you make that started as a hobby.

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