Here at MobiSpirit, we’re always looking for ways to lift up your spirit, be it memes, comics, or silly videos. Our recent find is illustrator and designer Poppy Almond. An optimist at heart, her work includes quirky illustrations and uplifting mantras. “Better days are coming”, promises one post, while another states that “You are enough”. The kind of kind reminders we like to have around.
“I get inspiration from everywhere and anything that surrounds me,” shared Almond in an interview with Nine By Nine, “be that my dinner, the contents of my shelves or a conversation I have had that day. Of course other amazing designers and illustrators inspire me! Being surrounded and seeing so much amazing work on Instagram pushes me to keep trying to improve my practice.”
Based in Leeds, Almond also launched her own Etsy store where you can find greeting cards and personalized name bracelets that are the very essence of nostalgia.
“I have always loved drawing from an early age and always knew I wanted to study art,” admits Almond. “Whilst on my Art and design foundation I came across the printed textiles and surface pattern design course at Leeds Arts University and instantly knew it was for me! Although I wasn’t hugely into textiles I loved being able to apply my illustrations to such a range of surfaces and materials.”
Focus on the positive.