My name is
Joanne Mackellar

Web Designer & Illustrator


Illustrated playing cards designs

Posted on 22 Jun 2016 in Artist, Illustrators, Inspiration | 0 comments

I still haven’t got the hang of this blogging thing have I? I’m sure I will one of these days! A few weeks ago there was a mega toy fair in my sleepy little town. I normally head to these in hopes of finding a rare doll or something nostalgic from childhood something I expect […]

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Kakukaku Shikajika an autobiographical manga worth reading

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 in Artist | Comments Off on Kakukaku Shikajika an autobiographical manga worth reading

I read a lot of comics, it’s almost obscene. I can remember reading them as a kid, rushing to newsagent looking for the latest issue of whatever I was reading at the time. I read all genres that perk my interest: Superhero, romance, action, indie. Manga is a form of comic common in Japan. It […]

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Inspiration Friday 1: Edmund Dulac

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 in Artist, Illustrators | 0 comments

Lately I’ve taken an interest in 1900 European style book illustration. My interest in comic illustration has peaked once again (it comes and goes depending on the decaded) and found a lot of comic artist are inspired by the past. I’ve come across a lot of great children book illustrators and thought it would be […]

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John Currin

Posted on 29 Jun 2011 in Artist | 0 comments

Lately I’ve been brushing on my art history or art present rather. I dislike the term “art history” or placing art into┬ácategories, I believe that all art from any genre as played a significant role. One artist that has been of interest to me lately is John Currin. His work is a bit odd, unsettling […]

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50 Things

Posted on 25 May 2011 in Artist, Blogs, Cognitive Bias | 0 comments

I have yet to meet a designer or creative who doesn’t feel like a student. I believe the one should always be learning and discovering throughout their career. Although he states it’s for graphic design students I think it can be applied to any career path. Everything mentioned is spot on, however I wonder how […]

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