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, interesting packaging and labelling design, and thriftstore treasure hunting.

I work Digitally- Procreate plus the big 3: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
and By Hand- pencil, paper, canvas, paint, watercolour, fabric, glitter, crystals, sequins….

ps… Please do not ask me to work in Word, I don’t go there.

Member, Illustrators For Hire, since 2021

Wears black • Loves Glitter • Sometimes swe*rs • Loves dogs • Illustrator • Letter-er • Instagram Addict • Aspiring eventual children’s book author/illustrator  • Professional introvert • Jellybean aficionado • Red wine enjoy-er-er

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.

Let’s be friends! 

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

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Much love,