Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, an illustrator, blogger, designer and zinemaker based on the West Coast of Scotland, working under the name Asking For Trouble. Find out more about me and my work on my blog or Patreon.

Originally trained as a printmaker, I found a new outlet for my love of colour and pattern by designing a range of handmade and printed products featuring my cute and colourful characters. I started Asking For Trouble in 2007 and have been working full-time on my creative projects since 2008.

Starting with doodles from my sketchbook, I work them into characters, designs and patterns in Illustrator. I create my own range of products, including cards, notepads, letter sets, badges, tote bags, gift wrap and more. I also license my designs to companies internationally, where they appear on everything from mugs and iPhone cases to shower curtains and bedding!

My work is very much inspired by Japan and my visits there – I love the mix of happy kawaii characters on every corner juxtaposed by the traditional patterns of kimono and chiyogami paper. Most of all, my aim is to make you smile!

  • Joined: August 2014

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