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About Kylie

Artist. Designer. Landscape Architect. Photographer.

Travel Lover and Everyday Explorer.

Founder of Tiny Giraffe. 

Australian artist Kylie grew up in Toowoomba, lives in Brisbane and calls many places home. She has permanently itchy feet and is always planning the next adventure. 

Kylie was working as a Landscape Architect in 2010, when she got home from a magical holiday and couldn't find the perfect art print of the city she left her heart in - San Francisco! She used her digital design skills in the Adobe Creative Suite to create the artwork she envisioned - a colourful, hand drawn map. It took her 25 hours to draw all the streets! 

 

It turns out she left her heart everywhere - more city maps followed, and friends and family asked for them too. What started as a passion project turned into a side hustle - Kylie launched Tiny Giraffe in 2016 while working as a Design Manager in Sydney, managing large teams of architects, engineers and town planners to deliver multimillion dollar projects. 

 

When Kylie wasn't working, she was drawing. On weekends, she presented a small selection of hand drawn maps - the {I left my heart} collection - at Sydney's Paddington and Balmain markets. She slowly grew her portfolio of elegant, line art creations, all inspired by the spirit of travel and her love of place.

 

Requests for bigger wall art solutions led her to create her first wallpaper mural in 2017. It was the same year that she designed and delivered the entry signage for the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens in Mount Tomah, prompting her to realise that her favourite part of her job was in art creation and surface design - something she had tried to sneak into every project since she started in the industry. 

 

In 2021, Kylie finally took the terrifying and exciting leap into her business and now works full time on custom art projects for a variety of clients all over the world, predominantly bespoke, one-of-a-kind wallpapers, wallpaper murals and surface design.

Kylie's love for colour, elegant and delicate linework and strong attention to detail is reflected in every artwork.

 

She is a multi-passionate and heart-centred creative, obsessed with art, design, photography, good food, wine and travel. When she's not out exploring, you'll find her hiking, at yoga, writing, reading, wandering plant nurseries, foraging, hunting down a loose leaf chai latte or escaping to the beach.

Landscape Architect turned Artist.

Bachelor of Built Environment (2004) - QUT

Graduate Diploma of Landscape Architecture (2009) - QUT

Registered Landscape Architect (2011)

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About Mr G

Business Advisor. Muse.

Mr G is the spirit behind Tiny Giraffe. 

When Kylie was thinking of a name for her business, it needed to represent the spirit of travel!

 

Tiny Giraffe was named after Mr. G. 

 

Mr. G hails from the bustling city of Hong Kong. He used to work in a bar at the airport, until Kylie found him, put him in her pocket and they began their adventures together.

Kylie brought him home as a memento of the holiday, and sat him on her desk. Since 2012, he has sat beside her as she creates your precious artworks.

 

Mr G is the silent cheerleader (with huge personality) behind Kylie's artworks - watching her draw every day. He reminds her of travel, and the passion behind why she started. 

 

He encourages her to reach for her dreams of building a business and to make a difference in the world. 

You can read Mr G's story here.

*If you hear Kylie say 'us' you'll know she's referring to her and Mr G.

 

 

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