Artists

Allyson Payne

Allyson is a painter, illustrator and educator based in Toronto Canada, Allyson has worked with SoYoung for over 5 years, helping to develop many of the companies most iconic designs. Her original paintings explore representations of the natural world; life cycles, strength versus vulnerability, and landscape in its most basic abstract form. Allyson holds am MA from Harvard University in Fine Art.



Ali Sabet

Ali is a Tehran born, California based Painter, Illustrator and Award Winning Designer. His work has been showcased at various shows, galleries and museums including LACMA. Sabet is also the creator of the lifestyle character brand, Pixopop, and the Founder & Creative Director of the Branding Agency, Sabet Brands.



Katherine Diemert

Katherine is an illustrator, designer, and maker from Dundas, Ontario. Katherine grows and develops ideas into fresh illustrations, designs, and interactive projects for studios and businesses that are ambitious and unconventional. She uses a combination of analog and digital tools to create her work, mixing unique imagery with various media to create works that push the envelop, stand out in a crowd, and leap out of the box.



 

Surya Sajnani

Surya grew up in India, and graduated with a degree in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology before finding her passion in design. Surya has a wealth of experience in the industry and has trained with some of India's leading designers. Surya moved to the US in 2000, and founded Wee Gallery with her husband, Dave Pinto, after their first child was born in 2002. Surya's style is inspired by Indian Folk art and is characterized by bold strokes and graphic compositions. Wee Gallery products have won numerous awards, and are carried by museum shops and stores worldwide.