Sizzix Licensed Artists

  • Brenda Walton

    Brenda's world travels have greatly influenced her classic, nature-inspired designs, which have been warming hearts for over 20 years. Her artistic career began with a passion for sophisticated calligraphy, watercolor painting and graphic design. Her elegant work has been translated into an extensive array of popular, licensed products, including scrapbooking collections for K&Company and greeting card and gift collections for Papyrus. Brenda brings her graceful hand lettering, illustration and vintage imagery to a distinctive line of charming and sophisticated dies for Sizzix. Brenda's die cutting and embossing products make it easy for crafters to express themselves artfully, to create unique personalized gifts and to celebrate each and every day. Learn more about Brenda Walton.

  • Jennifer Heynen

    Jennifer Heynen, also known as Jennifer Jangles, is a licensed artist, pattern designer and ceramic artist, who strives to create colorful, happy projects. In her 20 years as a self-supported artist, Jennifer has designed for companies such as In the Beginning Fabrics, Caffco International and Flagology. She has also been featured in publications such as Quilts and More, Quilting Arts and American Quilt Retailer among others. Additionally, Jennifer has authored the book Stitch Kitsch to help beginner sewers create fun and easy projects. When not sewing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, playing with her dogs Otis and Rhubarb, and drinking mochas on her porch. To learn more about Jennifer, visit jenniferjangles.com.

  • Jo Packham

    Jo Packham is all about creative expression. Whether it's food, art or business, the creator/Editor-in-Chief of popular magazine titles such as Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, and Where Women Create Business has been a leading innovator in the handmade publishing market for more than 30 years. In 2013, the Ogden, Utah resident became a licensed designer for Sizzix. Her line of die-cutting and embossing products are inspired from the pages of her Where Women Cook and Where Women Create magazines with designs to add unique flavor to cards, labels, décor, party favors and more.

  • Jorli Perine

    Jorli can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing or painting. By age 5, she was sketching recognizable portraits. Her official training began as the recipient of the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts scholarship, and continued with her art education at Brigham Young University and Laguna College of Art and Design. Her mother, LaDorna Eichenberg, the founder of Ellison Educational Equipment, involved Jorli in the business from the beginning by having her cut out pink felt bunnies and send them to teachers. Throughout the years, Jorli has filled many company roles. Her artwork launched the first 2000 Ellison Educational dies. She still designs for Ellison, Sizzix and the quilting segment of the business, while pursuing her fine arts career.

  • Kathy Cano-Murillo

    Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist and founder of the award-winning DIY and crafts lifestyle site, craftychica.com. Known for her glittery and colorful “Mexi-boho” style, she has been a brand ambassador for companies such as Disney®, Lowe’s® Home Improvement Stores, Big Lots™, CoffeeMate® and more. Her Crafty Chica product line has been showcased in Michaels® stores for the fall season. She has authored nine books, two of them novels. She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, HGTV, DIY Network, Lifetime TV and others. Her hand-painted creations have been carried in more than 300 shops across the country, including Bloomingdales and Target®. She is a third-generation Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom and wife with five pet Chihuahuas.

  • Kerry Goulder

    Kerry Goulder has been sewing for fun since she can remember. After a sculpture class in college, a wedding and two children, Kerry began designing many unique patterns under her Kid Giddy® label, and wrote her first book, Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love: 18 Toy Patterns for the Storytelling Sewist, with F+W Media. Kerry's company motto is to "add more giddy to your life." This is a constant reminder to have fun and to do things that make you happy, which, of course, means more sewing. Kerry lives in Southern Maine with her husband and their two daughters. When she's not sewing, she loves to run and is training for her second degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate.

  • Luisa Elena Guillén-K.

    As the Sizzix Latin America Sales Representative, Luisa Elena Guillén-K. is a Venezuelan artist who comes to us with 25 years of experience in the crafts industry. Cardmaker, calligrapher and acrylic and watercolor artist, Luisa has led seminars in several different countries, demonstrating the creativity that Sizzix has to offer. She has appeared numerous times on news outlets in Latin America to showcase her beautiful artistry. A graduate of Indiana University, Luisa attended Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City prior to earning her M.B.A. in International Business from Pace University.

  • Roseann Meehan Kermes

    Roseann Meehan Kermes not only designs and writes about quilting, but also owns Rosebud's Cottage, a Minnesota quilt shop known for its hand-dyed wool and unique kits. For over 20 years, working with wool has been her passion – everything from appliqué, rug hooking and stitching with wool thread! As a teenager, she competed in the Make It Yourself With Wool contest regularly and raised sheep for the 4-H Club. For five years, she had a club called the Muddy Sheep Wool Club of fellow wool-loving quilters. Now Roseann spins her wool message to the Sizzix community for personalized table coverings, purses, full-sized quilts and even piecing. Roseann is the proud mom of three young men whom she deeply treasures.

  • Sara Lawson

    Sara Lawson is the designer behind the sewing pattern company, Sew Sweetness. Her passion is making bags, garments and quilts. She started her blog in September 2010 while learning how to sew as an adult. (She learned the basics in 3rd grade during weekly sewing lessons from her mom.) She began designing free bag patterns for Pellon in December 2011, and since then, has written two books, Big-City Bags and Windy City Bags. She has worked for Aurifil, Art Gallery Fabrics and Craftsy, and her patterns have appeared in many publications. In addition to sewing, Sara loves horses, reading, music and Australian Shepherds. She lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Sharyn Sowell

    Mixed-media artist Sharyn Sowell is a true artisan who combines her hand-cut paper creations with watercolor, calligraphy and typography. Sharyn designs everything from home décor and garden products to giftware, fabric, stationery products and more for an impressive list of companies. Author of two popular craft books, she has won multiple LOUIE Awards, the Oscars® of the greeting card industry. Sharyn's original art can be seen in the British National Portrait Gallery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando. Sharyn has designed for companies like Hallmark®, Creative Converting® and York® Wallcoverings. Now her beloved art is available as Sizzix eshape Store downloadable files and as Sizzix dies and embossing folders.

  • Stephanie Ackerman

    Whether it's paper, fabric, dough or paint, Stephanie Ackerman is a mixed media artist and teacher who's a lot like you, combining a busy mom lifestyle with her many creative passions. Stephanie draws upon her vast experiences in stamp carving, stitching, art journaling, making tags and working with canvas and wood to inspire this uniquely upbeat collection just for you! Learn more about Stephanie by visiting her website: StephanieAckermanDesigns.com.

  • Stephanie Barnard

    If it's possible to live, breathe, eat and sleep scrapbooking and stamping, Stephanie Barnard is giving it her best shot. Besides serving as the Sizzix spokesperson, she also offers the company's research and development team invaluable insights into new products from the crafter's perspective. She is also a licensed designer and the inspiration behind her own line of creative products for Sizzix. Stephanie is the owner and designer of a clear stamp company, The Stamps of Life. Their stamps are proudly manufactured in the USA. In addition, she is a highly sought-after teacher and demonstrator and has appeared on numerous television shows with her work included in many books, magazines and websites.

  • Tim Holtz

    Tim Holtz is the Creative Director for Ranger Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of innovative inks, paints and embossing products. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting-edge papercrafting products. Tim has teamed up with various key companies like Ranger, Advantus, Tonic Studios, Sizzix and Stampers Anonymous to bring unique products that work hand in hand with Ranger's extensive lines. Learn more about Tim and connect to video tutorials and his blog at TimHoltz.com.

  • Victoria Findlay Wolfe

    Whether it's painting, sculpting or photography, Victoria has always been creating. But it was through her grandmother, Elda Wolfe, a "crazy quilter" whose patterns were ahead of their time, that she found the inspiration to take up quilting. Victoria's series of Double Wedding Ring quilts are based on happy childhood memories with her grandparents. Victoria is also a teacher, lecturer, fabric and thread designer, blogger and author of the popular quilting books, 15 Minutes of Play and Double Wedding Rings - Traditions Made Modern. Victoria finds that making and giving quilts in her community quilt program, along with her loving family, to be her greatest joys in life.

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