Hello there, I'm Kerry the illustrator behind Just Smile Designs.
I started my business online selling on Etsy (I still do), I also did events to help promote my business until Spark York appeared in my life.
It was a container village that was popping up in York to help start up business' and to see if they can make it in real bricks and mortar. So I applied as having a shipping container shop sounded epic! I painted my counter pink, painted the koala on, as I thought a grey + pink colour combo would be cute .... and the rest is history ha ha!
I have now moved into my own BRICKS and MORTAR shop, with my Koala by my side (since she's become my official branding now) and I'm loving it!
I love drawing woodland animals and I have an obsession with flowers and anything floral.
A bit of information on my business name:
I wanted to name my shop something cute so everyone could remember and so I came up with Just Smile. As when you receive a card from someone it puts a smile on your face! (Designs came later).
Lets bring snail mail back!
✽ Love Kerry ✽
This is my little shop in York located 1 minute walk from the Minster Cathedral
5 Bootham York, YO30 7BN
Follow my business adventure on Instagram!