About Me



My name is Claire, I’m a Fife-born, Dundee-educated illustrator now living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland with my tortoise, Professor Truffles. Oh, and I LOVE animals.

I set up Emseeitch in 2012, when I made and started selling soft toys and Nintendo 3DS pouches based on my favourite video game and cartoon characters. I was working with charming patterned fabrics when I had a thought…I could design my own fabric! My range soon expanded from fabric pouches (which I still sell today) to include notebooks, phone cases, coasters and lots more.

As well as patterned homeware, stationery and accessories, I also write and illustrate comics. My first comic, The Cats That Stared is an all-ages fiction comic proven to appeal to cat lovers around the world. I also created, curated and designed Video Games For Good, a collaborative anthology that brings sixteen artists together to express their affection towards video games in order to combat negative stereotypes.

I am now currently working on a collection of wildlife-inspired comics, which you can read more about here.

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