Manka creates art prints and paper goods featuring the original artwork of Virginia based illustrator Zara González Hoang.
When I stumbled across the word Manka, which means "little rascal" in Polish, it seemed like the perfect thing to call a little creative shop and studio whose purpose was to bring a bit of happiness and whimsy into the world. I strive to invoke feelings of happiness, silliness, and childlike wonder with the products I create.
In addition to Manka, I write and illustrate children's books and create illustrations for other brands wanting to add a touch of whimsy to their projects.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
I am a designer and illustrator living in the magical suburban woods of Northern Virginia with my mad man husband, human-shaped demon and curly coated corgi. I believe in monsters and magic and the wonderful whimsy of the everyday. I strive to capture the magic of imagination in the work that I create.
When I'm not creating products for Manka, I spend time bringing my imagination to life by writing and illustrating children's books.