ABOUT

Acho que tudo começou porque sou uma sonhadora. Tirei o curso de design gráfico, mas no fundo sabia que uma carreira convencional, a “desenhar” os sonhos das outras pessoas, não era o meu caminho. Precisava de algo mais criativo já que os meus sonhos estavam sempre preenchidos por pequenas personagens coloridas.
Os livros de histórias infantis também tiveram uma grande influência no que faço hoje. A minha casa está repleta de livros: desde os preciosos da minha infância (obrigada mãe por os teres guardado!). Aos que continuo, actualmente a comprar em lojas e feiras de antiguidades.
A determinado momento comecei a desenhar e rabiscar os meus próprios personagens. Primeiro haviam gatos e cães, lobos e ovelhas, de seguida, muitos outros foram surgindo com histórias e personalidades próprias. Um dia (sonhando novamente…) pensei: “- Seria muito bom se eu pudesse ter as minhas personagens de forma mais palpável?!” Comecei a escolher tecidos e experimentar moldes e assim nasceram os meus primeiros bonecos.

O meu trabalho é o resultado da minha paixão por design, ilustração, livros de histórias infantis e tecidos. Quero produzir brinquedos que as crianças possam brincar e abraçar e que tenham um significado algo especial na sua infância. O tipo de brinquedos que as mães guardem para mais tarde…

A marca que criei – PinkNounou – é uma marca de objectos em tecido e papel vocacinada não só para os mais pequeninos mas também para os seus pais que apreciam peças de design único, práctico e criativo.

O mundo PinkNounou está preenchido por personagens de encantar que certamente se tornarão no melhor amigo de brincadeiras da sua criança!

{ bonecos animais, bonecas de pano, bonecos almofada, conjuntos Softies&Tales, babetes, livros em tecido, móbiles, mantas para bebé, almofadas, malas, sacos, bolsas para iPad, bolsas para telemóvel, blocos, convites, posters em papel recortado, acessórios para casamentos e festas, tecidos }

Os produtos PinkNounou são criados por mim* Ana Carriço – ilustradora e designer gráfica.
Todas as peças são produzidas em Portugal com muita atenção aos pequenos pormenores e à qualidade dos materiais.

A loja PinkNounou

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I guess it all started because I’m a daydreamer. I graduated in graphic design but deep inside I knew that a conventional career, drawing other people dreams, was not my path. I needed something more creative and colorful since I couldn’t help to have my dreams always filled with small characters bursting to get alive.
Illustrated books also had a great influence in what I do today. I love illustration and children storybooks since I was a little kid. My house is completely filled with books: I have the precious ones from my childhood (thank’s mom for keeping them!) but also many others I can’t help buying from vintage shops and antique fairs.
At some point my love for illustration meet my academic background and I started sketching and scribbling my own characters. First there were cats and dogs, wolfs and sheeps, then many other little character dolls with stories and personalities of their own. One day (daydreaming again!) I thought: “It would be really nice if I could grab and hold my draws in my own hands”. I picked fabrics with colorful patterns and turned my characters into real! That’s how my plush toys were born to life! Deep down, I think I always had a secret desire of changing the way the world looked, by adding a little color and fun! ;)

My work is the result of my passion about good design, illustration, children storybooks and fabrics. I want to produce toys that children can play and cuddle and will mean something special in their childhood. The kind of toys mothers will keep in a trunk for later on.

My brand – PinkNounou – offers a range of textile and paper products designed for the little ones and also for their parents who appreciate creative, practical and unique pieces.

PinkNounou world is filled with happy little characters that certainly will become your children’s best friend!

{ soft toys, dolls, pillow softies, Softies&Tales sets, bibs, fabric books, mobiles, blankets, pillows, bags, iPad sleeves, mobile phone sleeves, notebooks, invitations, wall decor, cut out paper posters, wedding and party accessories, fabrics }

PinkNounou products are designed by me* Ana Carriço –  illustrator and graphic designer.
All the pieces are made in Portugal with great care and high quality materials.

* MODERN AND PLAYFUL DESIGNS FOR BOTH KIDS AND THOSE YOUNG AT HEART! *

PinkNounou’s shop

My softies – dog Ernesto, sheep Laura and doll Estefania – are on this lovely book WE MAKE DOLLS by Jenny Doh.

You can also see my little rabbit Simao on this beautiful OREO spot – “Bedtime”.

My work as been featured on:

. MYAH
. Kinderkamer Stylist
KID independent
Kinderkamer Stylist
Flavourites
Mollie Makes magazine – issue 32
KID independent
Babyology
. Ammiki
. Paul&Paula
. Your Style Fix
. Knippie magazine
. Down That Little Lane
. Studio Bambini magazine
. Ebabee
. Etsy kids
. Girls talk to boys - christmas kids gift guide
. Style my child
. All Abroad Baby - your world
. Babiekins magazine
Style Collective blog
Likeness of Dreams
Rafa Kids
Imaginative Bloom
Trend Alert
Cuteable
The Lisbon Stores
BKids 2011 Gift Guide
Boxed
. Mollie Makes magazine – issue 6
All Abroad Baby
A Place for Twiggs
Babyccino Kids
Vidas Crafty
Craft Gossip
Mom Stories – Bloesem Kids
KID independent
Cafe Handmade
Babyology
. Etsy Gift Guide for Children
Sew, Mama, Sew!
SmallMagazine
Bloesem Kids
Bloesem Kids

I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

Thanks for stopping by!

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