All Aken Design prints start as hand drawn originals and are then press printed and individually signed and dated. Each print has a unique individual quality from this printing method and while each edition appears the same, each print is actually unlike any other.
“I like to think that my inspiration comes from everyday life, but the truth is that when it comes to drawing a new illustration, I just start and my hand has a mind of its own. If it looks right, it stays!
Each illustration is an organic process. I think my work relates to all age groups, young and old and I like to say, ‘let your imagination run wild’! The white and black theme has forever been my style and will continue to grow with me and my illustrations.
I believe that the tiny young feet that sometimes wander past my illustrations are drawn in by the monochrome theme, and I especially like that it’s proven to help with child development.”