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Gina Marshall: Silhouette Spotlight

This Silhouette Spotlight is all about designer Gina Marshall. Gina is from Austin, Texas. She grew up drawing, painting, studying art, and enjoying many artistic outlets, but she didn’t really envision herself as an artist in the beginning. “Although I loved art and design, I didn’t know anyone who made a living as an artist, so it seemed unrealistic. It wasn’t until I had spent some years working in the corporate world that I was offered an opportunity I couldn’t resist. I left my ‘real’ job and became an artisan for a floral crafting business. After that, there was no turning…

Nic Squirrell: Silhouette Spotlight

We are very excited to tell you a little bit more about Silhouette artist Nic Squirrell. Nic is from a small village in the southeast of England and has been a featured artist in our Design Store since June 2014. Before Nic started designing professionally, her career was in a completely different field. “I trained and worked as an optician before returning to college to study art. I am now a full-time artist and illustrator.” Nic loves to draw. Many of her designs are derived from her drawings. “I’m an optimistic and usually happy person, so my designs tend to…

Angie Makes: Silhouette Spotlight

For this Silhouette Spotlight, we would like to take a closer look at Angie Makes, who has 363 designs featured in the Design Store. Angie joined Silhouette’s team of artists in January 2017. “I started graphic designing when I worked at a desk job at a nonprofit organization. No one else knew how to use Photoshop, so I designed all the brochures, posters, print material, web graphics, etc. It was a really good way to get my feet wet. I’ll be honest; my first designs were cringe worthy. But you learn by doing. Eventually I quit my job at the…

Daniela Moscone: Silhouette Spotlight

For this Silhouette spotlight, we are highlighting Daniela Moscone. She is one of our international artists and has been with us since June 2015. Daniela has over 1,000 designs in the Silhouette Design Store, and she lives in the beautiful city of Rome (“the city of art!” she says enthusiastically). Daniela first started as a graphic designer over ten years ago for the National Sports Federation of the Italian National Olympic Committee. In 2013, she bought a CAMEO 2 at a local hobby fair. “I was particularly impressed by the potential of the machine. I remember thinking ‘I can cut…

Paige Evans: Silhouette Spotlight

We would consider Paige Evans to be an original Silhouette user. She has been a Silhouette user since 2011. For almost seven years, she has been creating, designing, and crafting amazing projects. When Paige was 16 years old she started scrapbooking, so she has been scrapbooking for half of her life now. Her first job was at a local scrapbooking store, and from there she has worked in all kinds of scrapbooking jobs. Her experience and talent have led her to become an in-house scrapbooker at American Crafts, where she has her very own designer collections with Pink Paislee. Last…

Tanya Batrak: Silhouette Spotlight

Tanya Batrak is from Kyiv, Ukraine, and she contributes so many cool, unique designs to the Silhouette Design Store. Her motto is “dreams don’t work unless you do.” She joined the Silhouette artist team in 2013 and has more than 1,200 designs in the Silhouette Design Store. Her most popular designs are her boxes and phrases. How She Got Her Start By profession, Tanya is a German and English teacher, but she taught herself how to design. “I’ve always liked arts and handmade things. I became interested in drawing in different programs while working in the office. When my income…

Studio Ilustrado: Silhouette Spotlight

We have some very talented artists who contribute to the Silhouette Design Store. Included among those artists is Studio Ilustrado, which is run by Mauro, and his wife, Juliane, helps him out. They are from Brazil and currently live in the Brazilian countryside in a little town called Cerquilho. The Studio Ilustrado line has designs for nearly every occasion. Mauro says his inspiration can come from anything in his daily life. “I get hit with inspiration when I’m walking around my town, when I’m traveling, or even when I’m watching a movie.” Starting Studio Ilustrado Before Studio Ilustrado got its…

Planeta Silhouette [Silhouette Spotlight]

Did you know that Silhouette users can be found all over the world? In today’s Silhouette Spotlight, we’re featuring Ana, creator of Planeta Silhouette and an artist in the Silhouette Design Store. You can find and purchase Planeta Silhouette’s designs in the Design Store here. Ana is the creator of Planeta Silhouette and creates from her home in Madrid, Spain. She is a graphic designer who loves crafting—a love that has only grown stronger since she started using her Silhouette. Ana also teaches how to use the Silhouette in Spanish. When she’s not crafting and designing, Ana loves traveling and is a lover of…

Spotlight: Felicity Jane

Have you been to our Silhouette Design Store recently?! We have some incredibly talented artists in our store, and today, I just wanted to rave about one of my faves—Felicity Jane! The girl behind Felicity Jane is the ever-so-talented Jeana Goodwin. Every one of her designs scream, “DOWNLOAD ME!” I literally have each and every one in my Silhouette library, and believe me when I say, I use them all regularly! If you are just hearing about Felicity Jane Studio, stop what you are doing and open a few tabs on your browser so you can check her out! Silhouette Design…