I’m inspired by flowers, shoes, tattoos, vintage fabrics, mid-century design, tiki culture, well-established English gardens, juicy squishy paint, nature, the beach, old movies, typography, handmade things, and diving deep into a theme to find a twist on it that is a bit off the beaten path. You’ll probably notice a crossover of themes, methods, and media in my work, they all intertwine.

Art • Design • Fabric • Paint • Glitter • Sometimes swe*rs • Loves dogs • Illustrator • Letter-er • Instagram Addict • Aspiring eventual children’s book author/illustrator

Hi hi! I’m so glad you stopped by!
My name is Cynthia Frenette and I’m a designer/illustrator/artist based in British Columbia, Canada, specializing in creating art, illustration, lettering, and design for private clients, licensing and beyond.

I earned my Associate in Visual Design certificate at Kwantlen College, BC, and have almost 30 years in the biz (lifer alert!) working with clients from all over the world. People always remark that my work is extremely colourful and happy and makes them smile! Mission accomplished!

When I’m not making art, you can find me walking my dogs, painting, or sewing. If you’re looking for an easy-going, (no attitude, got no time for that) multi-tasking artist to help you create a cool greeting card, calendar, tshirt, fabric design, or anything else you can dream up that you need some special artwork for, please drop me a note at cynthia@cynthiafrenette.com and we can chat more about how we can work together!

Other things I’ve done that add to the story: designing several collections of fabric for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, creating licensed illustrations that now appear in department stores and specialty grocery stores; I’ve made mosaics, created hand-drawn chalkboards, illustrated books, produced my own greeting card line, and created and sewn my own little indie fashion collection for curvy fashionistas!

I adore working with colour, both digitally and good old fashioned juicy squishy paints, and bright coloured pencils, with a dash or two of glitter thrown in for good measure.

If you wanna check out allll the nitty gritty, you can view my current artist’s CV here.

Digitally- the big 3: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, plus my new fave on my iPad, Procreate!
By Hand- pencil, paper, canvas, paint, fabric, glitter, sequins….

  • illustrate some fab kids books!
  • design a collection of cards + art for a big card co.
  • design some super funky food, bath & body, wine or alcohol labels/packaging. I have ideas… just need the clients for them!
  • create a cool line of tees for creative and witchy folks, curvy options a must!

Hire me!
I am available for freelance design and illustration work, drop me a note and we can chat!

Let’s be friends! I love being online and meeting cool people- find me and say hi!

You can always find me on social media,
I’m somewhat obsessed with Instagram
and Facebook

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As of January 2019, I’m sending an illustrated printable monthly calendar (PDF format) that you can print out and use to keep track of all your important dates.
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Much love,