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Feature Friday: Des Sottises

Happy Feature Friday!
Today we have the fun, bright work of Margot Tissot who designs just about everything for her brand Des Sottises. You can find her illustrations on cards, posters and prints, tote bags, and even as pins — one of her favorite products to create! Her shop is based in Switzerland and we love getting to showcase amazing creatives and shops from all over the world! The images she illustrates are largely based off of things that inspire her, or are part of her daily life, which creates such a personal product! And we can’t help but just love that she illustrates veggies and makes stuff like broccoli and lettuce look pretty cool. Des Sottises has such an amazing diversity of illustrations and products, so keep reading to see more and learn about the maker behind the brand!

: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

: I’m Margot, I’m a 28 year old graphic/web designer based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Over the years while I practiced graphic design, I developed a passion for illustration and I’m trying to develop my little brand “des sottises” since nearly a year now. Beside this passion for illustration I am fascinated by the whole magical universe (I’m a Harry Potter fan) and I would like to think I’m a sorceress 😀

: How did your shop Des Sottises get its start?

: Des Sottises started in between two jobs. Last year, I lost my dream job for economical issues and I had a few weeks of unemployment. So I took advantage of this time to create my Etsy shop and created a lot of illustrations. I started with the animal alphabet, I made one illustration for each letters and searched for various supports to put them on. The animal alphabet poster, bookmark and pennant were my first items to sale.

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Feature Friday: Melsy’s Illustrations

BY CAILIN BURKE

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IMG_2003 This week we’re featuring Jamel Saliba of Melsy’s Illustrations! We love how she got super creative for her feature and integrated illustrations into her answers! We definitely agree with her outlook on your career… you should do something you love! She has always loved art and decided that she should make it into her every day job. One of my biggest fears is working a perpetual 9-5, so once Jamel decided she wasn’t happy living that way either, she wasn’t afraid to try something new.  We’re glad she did because we love her fun, girly illustrations! Between illustrating tutus, macarons, and city scenes, something from Melsy’s Illustrations would be perfect to hang up in your room or office wall. Make sure to keep reading to hear all about her big career change and how she was able to discover a new talent and turn it into a business!

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