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 20 years. With an extensive background in corporate branding and more recently developing my hand drawn illustration, my style ranges from whimsical to clean, contemporary graphic design.
I started Mookoo Design in 2009 after the birth of my second baby, when the practicalities of raising a small 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 lucky 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 (albeit one who still occasionally works in the wee small unsociable hours).
I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful entrepeneurs over the last 8 years, and have seen many fledgling businesses flourish into something truly amazing. 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.
Another recent development has been getting back into my passion for drawing, something which I loved to do as a child, but somewhere down the line, let life get in the way of pursuing it as an adult. That changed with my involvement with a Facebook Illustration Challenge which gave me the confidence to start showing the world my illustrations via my Instagram account. One of my original works was recently sold at an Art Festival and more of my work can be found on display and for sale at Art Nuvo Buderim Gallery.