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Our work for Land of Nod, clay tile samples before firing, our wallpaper catalog (Seaside print). See links in menu for details!

Our work for Land of Nod, clay tile samples before firing, our wallpaper catalog (Seaside print). See links in menu for details!

Our studio is called Nottene and it is pronounced [nuh-ten-uh]. It is a Norwegian word that means nuts. A few years ago I started a daily drawing practice to simply appreciate the things around me, and now our work comes from a practice of storytelling through drawing. We are inspired by the Maira Kalman line that a painting is truer than a photograph. We think it’s true for drawings too. Officially:

With an MA in textiles from Central St. Martins, illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall has drawn or designed for clients like Coach, Hussein Chalayan, Anthropologie, and the Denver Art Museum, among others. Co-founder Justin Hardison’s background in advertising, client relations, and project management is a perfect complement. He has helped clients such as Reebok, Jaguar/Land Rover, and Sony through his work at Mother London and Tag New York. Together, they create custom illustration and textile work out of their studio in Philadelphia.  

Oh, and we can be reached at brella at nottene dot net or justin at nottene dot net and on the horn at 646 431 6812.
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See us at:
IFCC NYC May 21-24, 2017 Booth TBA
Field Trip
 May 2017 (email for an invitation)

Clients include: 
Anthropologie, Anthology Magazine, Brooklyn Industries, Design Milk & Marimekko here, Land of Nod, Lou & Grey, Kohl's, Myrtle LA, Peacebird, Peter Alexander, Sunbrella, We Transfer.

Press:
Cool HuntingDesign Mom, Design RetailJealous CuratorPattern PulpRackedRefinery 29Uppercase Magazine Surface Design GuideWe Are the Market 

Social Media:
Instagram
Pinterest
Twitter

Exhibitions & Publishing:
 • Go Forth!, published by Chronicle Books; contributor, coming 2017
 • Pattern Studio, by Shayna Kulik; contributor, 2016
• Endowment recipient from PAOM, 2016. Collection for sale at Shrink-Ray.
 • Alt Summit, presenter/workshop leader 2012, 2013, 2015
 • Bust Magazine, article author, "Natural Dyeing", 2011
 • Textile Arts Center solo show, the Virgin Knitters, 2011
 • Identity design from The Land Of included in Basic Identity, published by Index 2010.
 • Some of my design work has appeared in Made & Sold by Fl@33, 2009. 
 • Natural dyeing How-To video here from Etsy labs, 2008.
 • profile in Coroflot's Magazine, 2007

See the lovely digital desktops that have come in past newsletters here!