Lauren Childs of Dinky Rouge Studio, is an illustrator living in the semi-rural outskirts of Cardiff. She loves to create whimsical kidult characters and beautiful surface pattern designs. She tends to get a silly grin on her face when that initial sketch of a character finally comes to life.
Her passion for design was first ignited as a child when she would visit the studio of the Wallpaper factory where her Mum worked. From there she had ideas about interior design and even studied silversmithing for a bit before finding illustration. After lots of travelling, a brief move to Canada and some interesting jobs, Lauren found her way into greetings and developed some invaluable experience working for IG Design Group. There she created designs for customers such as Waitrose, Tesco, Costco and Tom Smith. She’s now a freelance illustrator and is building a balanced lifestyle around her family.
In her spare time she is a bookworm and a wanderer who kayaks and paddle board’s when she gets the chance.