I have been a professional designer and illustrator for thirty years.

After leaving my job as art editor for a music magazine, a trip to a ceramic pottery cafe proved to be the start of a whole new business venture.
Posting a couple of plates with hand painted cats on them on FB received such enthusiasm that I made a few handmade cards and they sold out.
Then I made some more and officially started trading as Mad Old Cat Lady on Halloween 2011.
It's still a really small enterprise but cold hard business is not what motivates me, my love of creating products that people enjoy or making people laugh is the key to it all.