Alayna Paquette

Alayna Paquette – Designer

Freelance illustrator specializing in advertising, label and packaging, and publishing.


Hello! I am an artist and illustrator, a teller of stories through color, character, and environment, a daydreamer and visualizer. I have a strong interest in natural history and biology, and the way the world works. My main illustration style tends to be representational but whimsical, classic feeling and fairytale-like, but can also be straightforward and accurate, based on job particulars. I do client work, private commissions, and also produce a line of notecards/postcards/prints featuring my illustrations.

Work experience

Design House Greetings

May, 2018 — Dec, 2018 (7 months)

I licensed an existing artwork to be part of the Trader Joe's Fall line of greeting cards.

Marloe Publishing

Nov, 2016 — May, 2018 (over 1 year)

I created spot, half-page, and full spread illustrations for a wonderful children's book called The Red Castle And The Blue by Wendy Marech.

Balzac's Coffee Roasters

Jan, 2009 — Jan, 2021 (about 12 years)

I was the poster artist for Balzac's Coffee Ltd before it changed hands and went in a new direction - when they opened a new cafe in or around Toronto, ON, they came to me to create a fine art poster that represented something unique about the location. I also created the art that was used for their Winter and Margaret Atwood blends - labelling and other promotional imagery.


Jan, 2007 — Present

I maintain an online shop that features my own beautifully illustrated greeting cards, along with fine art prints.


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