I’m Tina Burke, an artist and a mum to three boys. I'm an author/illustrator of children's books, and previously an animator for the Disney Studios. I love to create art and entertainment for kids and their families.
Fly Little Bird was the title of my first picture book, published by Penguin Books Australia and Kane Miller US. It was about a little girl who loves and cares for a baby bird until he was ready to take the leap and fly. This sentiment and title also felt perfect for this endeavour.
I'm endlessly inspired by my kids, nature, and little joys in life. I work with pencils and pens, watercolour and inks, as well as computer generated designs. I love making art, and I’m thrilled to offer artwork and designs for you here - for kids and adults, for apparel and your home. I hope they bring a spark of joy to your day, as you cheer your own loved ones on — and watch them fly.
My mission: Uplift. Inspire. Include.
My mission is to create joyful artwork and designs, inspired by life and made with love. For all families, not just mine.
I hope you enjoy them.
We choose to work with Printful, for their reputation for quality products, printing and distribution.
Inclusion matters: Behind the DS emoji
My youngest son has Down Syndrome, Autism, hearing impairment and is non-verbal.
I loved the cute squinty smiling emoji 😊 when it first appeared on my iPhone, because it reminded me of my little guy's joyous smile. “If only the eyes were slightly more slanted…” I thought. The seed of the idea was firmly planted: I wanted to design my own version which captured the classic almond, crescent-moon shaped smiling eyes that set our gorgeous kids apart. And then, of course, wear it proudly on a t-shirt.