My name is Gem. I am a designer, Illustrator and mother. I have always been creative my entire life. Even as a child my most favourite presents were ones that involved drawing or making something. After studying Textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design I had a very successful career as a printed textile designer in womenswear fashion. I was lucky enough to work in and live in New York, Sydney and London. And then I had my boys, Xavier and Bowie.
I would often draw illustrations for people as gifts and be asked create illustrations for peoples weddings and design invites etc. After having my children I decided to put my passion and love for designing and illustrating into my own business and Gem Pang Illustration was born. I knew I wanted to create prints that were designed to inspire and motivate.
I had a very clear vision that I wanted my prints to be completely hand drawn. Every element of my designs are completely created by hand by me. Even the wording and names on the personalised prints are all created with my own drawing. One thing I noticed after having my children that there was was so many prints for children on the market that were very graphic and I wanted to create my own range that was different to anything else I was able to find.