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The Team

Meet The Team

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Simone Smith

Director & Artwork Editor

As the Founder and Creative Director, my focus has always been people first. I run the business on this philosophy. Not only am I hands-on in the general running of Curious Pencil, but I am also an experienced poet, creative writer and digital artwork editor.  My heart for powerful communication has always been there – I use my experience to elevate the cards assuring they are memorable and pull on the heartstrings of others. I love my job, especially hearing the incredible feedback we get, building relationships with our clients and proving everyday that a small gesture truly does go a long way.

Fun facts about me: I love spending time with my family and going on day trips with my husband and son, I’m a bit of a perfectionist, a performance poet and dancer. 

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Sheleen Cocea

Senior Creative Illustrator

I have over 15 years of experience in all types of illustration techniques from pencil drawings and watercolours through to digital art. I am passionate about assuring all of the artwork we create is  authentic, with very little digital manipulation. Simply as I believe there is a warmth that comes from the imperfect hand-illustration. I want our cards to not look like the typical “corporate card” but to add personality and heart. 

Fun facts about me: I create & teach pattern designs, I sing and play the Viola, Guitar and Piano. I am also happily married, and a mum of two beautiful little girls and a handsome baby boy.

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Harriet Warren

Creative Assistant & Artist

With over 10 years experience, I have had many Assistant, Designer and Customer Roles. I thrive where creativity is the foundation and I am blessed to be on this journey with Curious Pencil. My work here is not only based around the day-to-day running of Curious Pencil, but I also help with the wider picture. I create artwork, come up with creative ideas and help deliver artwork for our bespoke orders. I am humbled to be part of an inspiring team with a message and a mission that means something to me. 

Fun facts about me: I love the outdoors. In my spare time, I am also a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I am newly married and have two young boys who are full of energy.

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Meet Our Other Talented Artists!

Meet Our Other Talented Artists!

illustrators we partner with, who contribute to the portfolio or work on bespoke pieces...

Jessica Chell

As an artist I have a passion for creating something from nothing. Whether it be hand drawn or digital art, I love to see the beauty in both and enjoy the process of creating something unique. 

Emma-Louise Wheeler

I am an artist and creator of pretty things. I love calligraphy and spend lots of my time painting and creating bespoke pieces. 

Rickeal Newell

I enjoy creating art in all forms, though I love to draw with pencil and pad, I  would mainly call myself a Digital Creator. Despite the medium, It is important for me to create pieces that mean something.

Zara Itel

I am a professional artist and I particularly thrive when creating bespoke portraits for people. I love expressing my creativity in all forms of art. 

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