To celebrate the silly season we have collaborated with Hello Tomato studio to create printable DIY holiday gift-wrap. Sasha Heath is the talent behind Hello Tomato and her storybook, illustrative design, will look fantastic wrapped around your JOCO gifts for Christmas. The gift-wrap is offered in two paper sizes A4 (11.7” x 8.3”) and A3 (16.5” x 11.7”). We encourage you to reuse the paper in your recycle bin & only print what you need. You can also re-purpose the gift wrap as colouring pages for the kids.
Introducing Sasha Heath;
Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a little illustrator based in the heart of Melbourne (AUS). I started my own illustration studio in 2011 called ‘hello tomato’. I specialise in pen and ink illustrations but most of all I love murals and large format artworks. Over the years I have worked on large pieces for cafes, stores and offices across Australia.
Share with us your passion for illustration and the shades black and white? I have always been interested in art, illustration and animation since I was a little girl. I grew up watching Disney films and was fascinated with animals. My style is a combination of imagination and my travels around the world. It grows stronger every year with each new adventure I go on. I love working in black and white as the contrast works so well together …… Its simple but it works!
Your images are often filled with wild critters. Are these your favourite subjects to illustrate? I grew up in the English countryside, spending most of my childhood making dens in the wood across from our house. I was used to seeing foxes, rabbits and deer frequently and would spend hours observing them. My father used to take wildlife photography in his native home of Zambia. I guess you could say that’s where I get my interest for wildlife from. My grandad was a water colour painter which is where I get my artistic skills. So it all makes sense really.
Describe the JOCO holiday gift-wrap for us. My inspiration behind the gift-wrap illustration was created from a mixture of German Christmas markets and English countryside villages. I combined them into one scene with a few too many English and American woodland critters casually wandering about!
What is the best thing about being an illustrator? The best thing about being an illustrator is meeting so many different clients and visiting places, which you wouldn’t be able to meet or see otherwise. You are also your own boss and you can work at times that suit you but most of all you do what you love everyday and there’s nothing that beats that!
Download the JOCO DIY printable Holiday gift wrap here,
A4 (11.7” x 8.3”)
A3 (16.5” x 11.7”)