Hannakin is the creative moniker of Melbourne based illustrator, crafter, procrastinator and general creative type, Hanna Mancini.
Hanna has been drawing since she could hold a pencil, as well as constructing, creating and crafting all manner of creatures and miscellaneous bits and bobs with whatever flotsam she could lay her hands on.
Growing up in a creative family—her dad is an illustrator and graphic designer, her mum is skilled in numerous textile crafts, and her older brother is also a talented illustrator (currently working in the US as a concept artist)—the inspiration to create surrounded Hanna from an early age.
Hanna completed a Diploma of Visual Arts in 2009, majoring in painting and drawing and incorporating aspects of sewing and textiles in much of her work. Hanna then began making and selling at design markets and Hannakin was born.
Nowadays, Hanna works from her home studio in Melbourne’s inner west, creating whimsical watercolour and collage illustrations, and hand sewn soft sculpture art dolls, as well as sweet accessories and thingumajigs for her creative label.