Hi there! I am Alicja Pona, a Hamilton, ON based illustrator and graphic designer.
In 2019 I graduated from OCAD University in Toronto with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. I have always surrounded myself with different creative outputs including illustration, graphic design, photography, and different craftwork (like embroidery, printmaking, and painting).
I have always been inspired by nature and the outdoors around me. I find so much inspiration from my hometown Hamilton, and the many artists that reside here too. Hamilton to me is the perfect mix of nature, city and creative energy.
Since graduating from OCAD U, I've used my time for freelancing projects, collaborations, selling art prints and trying to become inspired creatively.
Since November 2018 I have been selling my artwork (photos above) on prints and greeting cards at STORE, which is a local handmade artisan shop in downtown Hamilton. I have learned so much through through this process and have loved my time collaborating with the shop and hope to continue this in the future.