About  Jane

Hi, I'm Jane! I'm a Sydney-based designer & illustrator with a love for bespoke stationery who sees the world through watercolours.

Print design has been a part of my life since day dot, having been born into the newspaper business as the daughter of the editor and owner of one of the last remaining independent rural publications in Australia. With their own press on site, the smell of ink being pressed onto paper through a printer the length of a semi-trailer became a hallmark of my childhood.

 

Coming from a long line of journalists, it was always going to be either journalism or design for me. So, after completing a Bachelor of Journalism with no intention of ever putting it to any use, I made the inevitable switch to design.

I went on to study at the CATC School of Design in Melbourne where I was inspired by my illustration teacher to pursue painting with watercolours. Since then, rosy cheeks and disproportionate waistlines have been a happy side gig whilst also working as a designer in Melbourne, London, and now Sydney.

On Saturdays you can find me live-painting mini portraits at markets around Sydney.
Follow me on instagram to find out where I'll be next.

My first job as a greeting card designer in Melbourne allowed me the creative freedom to design cards from concept to finish, both illustrating and writing the verses - a job that never felt like work.

After almost three years of making greeting cards, I made the move to London to further pursue stationery design. I found myself stumbling into another dream job, designing for the Mayfair based luxury stationers, The Wren Press. As the holder of two Royal Warrants, The Wren Press boasts a prestigious clientele. Here I became rehearsed in the art of engraving and was able to explore the beauty of personalised stationery - a tradition the British continue to master.

Upon returning to Australia, I threw myself back into my passion project of custom illustrations, painting beautiful, smiley faces. It brings be such joy to paint people and help create something unique and lasting - something I hope to have the good fortune to be able to continue to do always.

Want to collaborate? Looking for a special gift or bespoke event stationery?
Get in touch here. I'd love to hear from you!

Jane Dunnet
Design & Illustration