Welcome to the home of Mookoo Design.
Let me introduce myself! My name is Deborah and I have been working in the Creative and Advertising industries in the UK and Australia for over 30 years. With an extensive background in corporate branding and identity, as well as finished artwork for print, along with a passion for illustration and pattern design, my style ranges from fun and whimsical to clean and contemporary graphic design.
My journey with Mookoo Design started in 2009 after the birth of my second baby, when the practicalities of raising a young family no longer suited the fast pace and frequently unsociable hours of working for an Advertising Agency. I took the leap from employee to being my own boss after a good friend (who was in the process of publishing her book about Motherhood) asked for my involvement in designing her a website which reflected the content of her book. She gave me the push and the confidence I needed to start out on my own. Since then, I have been fortunate to have the best of two worlds. I get to work with some lovely and inspiring clients, doing what I love; and to my children, I’m a stay-at-home mum who is always there for school sports days!
I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful entrepreneurs over the last 10 years, and have seen many fledgling innovations flourish into amazing businesses. Many of my clients are mums with a vision just like me, wanting to create something that fits in with a busy family schedule. For each project, I use all my previous experience in marketing to create beautiful branding and design which breathes life into their ideas and turns their dream into a reality.
In 2012, I launched my own range of printable party stationery and wall art now for sale through my Etsy shop. This has been such a great project. Creating characters and themes for parties is so much fun. When I have time in between graphic design jobs, I love to invent new themes for my party range.
In 2014 I joined a 52 week Facebook Illustration Challenge started by author/illustrator, Tania McCartney. As a child I was never without my sketchbook and pencils, but somewhere down the line life got in the way of pursuing it as an adult. I didn’t draw again for nearly 20 years until Tania’s challenge which created such a positive environment for artists to show their work. Giving me the confidence to create my own style and start showing the world my illustrations via my Instagram account. I am so excited to have sold several of my original illustrations. My work can currently be found on display and for sale at Art Nuvo Buderim Gallery, as well as local Art Festivals. I also sell Art Prints of my work and other merchandise through Society6.