About Studio Miutopia
Based in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (eh!)
Staff: Cindy designs the cards and puts them together, but sometimes up to 3 people can be working on the larger projects!
Design software: Windows 7 PC (soon switching to iMac) running Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver
Cutting tools: Exacto knife for prototyping, Silhouette SD scrapbook cutter for production
Studio Miutopia was started by me, Cindy, as a made-up company on the back of homemade cards. Though I was a very untalented artist (my kindergarten teacher was horrified by my stick figures), I have been drawing long since I could remember! Throughout the years my techniques got better, and I have always turned to art when I needed to appreciate a scenic view, ponder an emotion, try a combination of colours or just to draw something really darn cute. Although that kind of art was personal, my years of dabbling in arts and crafts took me to another level, when I realized my silly drawings could be made into gifts, something that was meant to be given away. Since then I have been quite busy making cards (as life is just full of special occasions!), but I put my heart into every design, every detail, as I am always honoured my art can be there for those special moments between people and enrich their lives. Finally after so many years, this studio is not a made-up logo anymore, thanks to support from everyone =)
Enjoy your visit, and please drop a hello, as I'm always looking for feedback and inspirations for my card designs!
I'm a bit of an eccentric! Currently I am a medical illustrator who specializes in new media development, my background is in biomedical engineering due to my love of design and science, and I have worked in the electronics, communications and pharma industry. During my spare time I dabble in art, design, computers and any sort of handicraft available. I'm also interested in sustainable living, and am eking it out with a balcony full of veggies and a bucket full of compost worms. If you pass by downtown Toronto and look up to see a balcony outrageously full of plants, that might be me!