About Me

MandyI am an artist / illustrator / surface pattern designer / graphic designer / letterer / painter / crafter who loves bright colors and simple, clean design. Though I can't really choose one title, one thing that ties it all together is my particular passion for fun, girly art for children. I'm sure it has something to do with my two inspiring little girls and my SEVEN nieces! Yep, no little boys in this family. I love to design everything from stationery and party supplies to gifts and home decor.

After 10+ years of designing marketing materials for small businesses, I decided to put all of my corporate design work on hold to spend time with my two sweet baby girls. Having children really does change everything! I soon realized my passion for bright and fun children's illustration!

My girls are almost both in school, so I am launching a new business, but this time creating art that spreads joy. My new mission is to bring positive and creative art into the lives of children by designing illustrations and patterns that can be licensed or commissioned for children's products, especially for those that encourage children to step away from their screens/tablets and be active and creative.

Follow me to discover my latest endeavors on Instagram @mandyporta or on Facebook @mandyportallc. You'll also find unique invitations and party printables on my etsy shop, most of which were created for my own children's birthday parties and holidays. And donít hesitate to contact me with questions or to discuss your next project.

Doodling Hand Lettering Gouache Painting