Sunday, July 12, 2020


Welcome back to Sunday Studio Days!, this week we'll be exploring the creative workspace of Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer Jodie Hansen.  Jodie has been a long time contributor to the gallery and we typically have a small section of the gallery dedicated to her work! 

Jodie's art is featured on many of the Cards, Stickers, Bookmarks, and even Wrapping Paper we sell of all your favorite TV shows and movies!  You may have already received something of Jodie's and not even know it!  Lets take a closer look at what she's been up too...    

"Welcome to my “unstudio” studio! As much as I would love to have a dedicated space in my house, my workspace is a portion of our master bedroom (lucky for me it’s large with big beautiful windows!). I’m in the process of reworking this space but in the meantime, this is what I’ve got..." 

"...I’m a full-time graphic designer by day for a local advertising agency and a crazy card maker and illustrator by night. All of the pieces you see at Argyle Fine Art (and more) are created during evenings and weekends which makes for pretty packed days with not a lot of sleep. (and I wouldn’t trade it for the world)..." 

"...I’m sure there are lots of people out there with a “side hustle”—if you’re thinking of exploring creativity on the side, I want to encourage others to go for it! This will be my retirement “gig” down the road. At least I know I won’t have empty days wondering what to do with myself in my golden years..."

"...My work is a combination of drawing and digital, so I need my flat space for sketching and assembling, my printer scanner space, my Silhouette Cameo for die cutting, and of course my computer. I’ve basically taken all of the cast-off pieces of furniture in the house and used them for as much storage as I can. Not very glamorous, but it works!..." 

"...And of course, lots and lots of clear bins with all of my final product storage for filling orders and for taking to craft shows..."

"...My process is still pretty old school—even though there are lots of modern ways to draw out there, direct to computer—I still like to start with pencil and paper. Once I’m happy with the results, I ink it in, scan and then clean it up on my computer in Photoshop. And then colour, if needed..." 

"...Sometimes I just get weird ideas—like taking all the photos of the odd poses my cat, Max makes, and doodling around him. It’s turned into one of my more successful series with versions of him shipped all over the world! (and he works for cheap…)"

"...I also love my Silhouette Cameo that I bought a few years back (I use it so much, I’ve already burnt out one and am on my second…). It’s opened up so many creative possibilities. I make my die cut bookmarks, stickers, magnets and calendars on this bad boy. My next dream toy? A laser cutter. That could be dangerous…My number one goal? To make people smile…" - Jodie Hansen

We've got a great selection of assorted printed materials by Jodie for every occasion, drop by the gallery and check it out!