Hanna Melin was born in Sweden. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, 2004, after finishing an MA in Visual Communication. Hanna now works and lives in East London as an illustrator and maker. She sells her prints in galleries and online shops throughout the world.
She enjoys doing little drawings, that later becomes T-shirt or bedding designs, mugs or wrapping paper.
Why and when did you decide to start your business?
I am combining my business with being a freelance illustrator. It works well, being able to do commissions and do your own work. It makes both careers interesting.
I have been selling prints since I graduated from the Royal College, so it made sense starting a little print
Where do you seek inspiration from for your product range?
Things I see on the street and in magazines, the busy life of London.
What are your greatest achievements to date?
Bedding range for American interior company “Land of Nod”
Who inspires you?
What is important to you in business?
Making colorful and happy art.
What do you enjoy most about your business? Making someone happy with a print.
What does the future hold for your business?
More personalised and family oriented prints.