The Ink Nest is a high quality clip art and illustrations resource. Many of our graphics are drawn by hand and will instantly add personality to your projects.

Why hand drawn images? Art is rarely represented by perfection of line and symmetry. In fact, some of the most creative artists avoid perfection like the plague. You may have found that the generic nature of available graphics tire you and stifle your creative projects, and our aim is to provide you with fresh graphics that are artistic, yet not pixel perfect. Try them in your next project and you will notice the difference!



My name is Sabina and I live in Germany. I am freelance graphic designer.

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Some time ago I found myself increasingly attracted to digital designs with a hand-drawn look. I think using mixed media (bringing paper drawings to the digital environment) is brilliant. Since I could not find such graphics for my own projects, started to draw them myself.

I am the founder of The Ink Nest. It started as a small shop on Etsy and has grown beyond my expectations.

I design websites, logos, banners at Design Garden.



My name is Rhian, and I am a graphic designer and illustrator.

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I started drawing at a very young age. My love for drawing and illustration led me to a master’s degree in art and graphic design. I worked in the corporate world and also at a DC think tank as a graphic designer before I started my own business in 2009. I love what I do now, and it does not really feel like work.

I seek inspiration from all things around me, like vintage photographs, impressionist paintings, and nature scenes. I also like to bring fresh and unique color combinations to add a personal touch to my designs.

I currently live in Baltimore with my daughter, husband, cat and dog. When I am not working, I spend my spare time reading art and history books, cooking, playing the piano, and taking long walks with my husband and daughter.

You can contact me through my email [at] or simply find me here:


I am a freelance surface pattern designer and illustrator based in Nashville, Tennessee, where I live with my husband and young son.

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My background is in Fine Art, and I taught Visual Art for several years before taking on my own business at the end of 2011. I am grateful to have found the world of pattern design, where all my interests have fallen into place.

Throughout my work I love pairing simple shapes and naive renderings with strong color palettes. I am always inspired by retro design & architecture, vintage books and fabrics, and children’s drawings.

You can see more of my work here at Rachel Gresham Design, or you can visit my shop here.

Nicole LaRueNicole LaRue

Hi there, my name is Nicole LaRue, but some folks call me Cole or Rue. I definitely have one of the best jobs ever. I get to spend every day drawing and coming up with super fun designs.

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I feel insanely lucky because that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. My creativity has helped me work with some amazing folks. I’ve authored a couple of books, designed really fun product lines, and illustrated cool projects for organizations like, Compendium, Inc., Modern Twist, Kowallaa, Basic Grey, Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Tallu-lah Greeting Cards, KUER and KUED, Crate Paper, Doug Fabrizio, The Good Mama, Die Cuts, Inc., Imaginisce,Axis41, Hint Creative, Red Desert Candy Company, American Crafts and Tiny Prints (check out some of the work here: or I love to work. And I love what I do!

Little CubeLittle Cube

My name is Sarah Betz, I am originally from Germany and live in Paris where I founded my studio for children’s design and illustration.

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I create patterns for fabrics, wallpaper collections for children’s rooms or stationery. I also love to design posters for children or create illustrations for kids’ magazines.
Nature, travels, exhibitions, flea markets and children are my greatest source of inspiration! You can find more of my work on my website or on my blog


I am a freelance illustrator and visual artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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I have been drawing since early age. I studied at The School of Visual Arts in my home town, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sofia. I love to play with forms, colors and associations in my design work, and I often collaborate with my sister, Sabina on design projects.

My work has been featured on Design Work Life, Typography Served, Design + Hype and other design blogs. Check out my portfolio on Behance.

Nisee Made

I am Denise, an illustrator living and working in Chicago, Illinois.

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I specialize in cute and happy illustrations. Most days you can find me drawing, taking pictures of my daughter Hazel or scouring thrift stores for vintage children’s books.

You can view more of my work on my website Nisee Made or purchase goods in my shop.

Emma Block

Emma Block

Emma Block is an illustrator living and working in London.

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Her first book, Tea and Cake, came out in 2011, and she is now working on her first children’s book. She likes charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils.

Emma’s work is inspired by the people she meets in her everyday life, old photos, vintage clothes, travel, 1950s illustration and 1930s jazz. She has worked for clients including Hardie Grant, Hand in Hand Soap, Blue Apple Books, The British Heart Foundation, Rokit, Time Out, Woodmansterne, Hallmark, American Greetings and Moo.

For more information visit her website and blog.

Rebekka SealeRebekka Seale

My name is Rebekka Mann Seale, and I’m an artist and illustrator in Nashville, Tennessee.

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I spend my days working from home, creating original gouache and watercolor paintings, commissioned illustrations, and custom house portraits. My work is hand-painted, reflecting my love of all things imperfect and homespun. When I’m not painting, I’m dabbling in other more amateurish (for me) hobbies like knitting and photography. And cooking. And writing stories.  Please come visit me at my website,!


reviews – what our customers say

Perfect resolution and beautiful detail that only a true artist can create. thank you!

Brynn Rogel

This clip art saved me so much time and effort and the drawings are precious! So glad I purchased it!

Donna McGrath

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