Hi, I’m Samantha and welcome to sammyeve!
I believe childhood should be filled with fun, make believe, adventure and creativity. The mind of a child is bright, colourful and free with no boundaries. I love that about children… their clean slate, clear vision and colourful purity. It’s beautiful, enviable and should be embraced. I love creating things that celebrate and encourage those qualities… That’s why I do what I do and love what I do.
I spent over 15 years in the design industry which took me from London, to the Middle East and Singapore creating designs for major brands. It wasn’t until I had my first child that I got the entrepreneurial bug. I found myself longing to do something different, where I could be my own boss and spend more time with my little girl. I decided to set up my own business designing and making beautiful, high quality personalised art and gifts for children.
Everyone has a special story to tell and what I love the most is creating a unique piece depicting that story, a piece that is truly timeless and can be enjoyed and kept in the family for years to come
It all started when a friend asked me to design ‘something pretty’ for her friend who had just had a baby. I have since built up my gallery of personalised pieces which have all been inspired by my friends and customer’s children, as well as my own two children who are also my master critiques. If they can’t tell what the animal is, or the illustration doesn’t make them laugh and smile, then it’s back to the drawing board.
I adore designing and in particular love the fusion of culture in design and will happily include any language in any piece. I draw inspiration from Scandinavian, Japanese, Chinese and Middle Eastern design, pop culture, fashion, vintage packaging, cartoons, animals, music and the enchantment of childhood.
I pride myself on making each piece really personal and special, a beautiful, excellent quality keepsake that reminds families of those special times when their children were young. I enjoy nothing more than witnessing my clients’ reactions when they see the finished product, whether it be a child’s happy face or a parent’s proud smile. Everyone has a special story to tell and what I love the most is creating a unique piece depicting that story, a piece that is truly timeless and can be enjoyed and kept in the family for years to come.
sammyeve designs aim to delight little people and big people alike, whilst celebrating the boundless imagination of childhood, sparking creativity and bringing warmth and fun to rooms and smiles to little faces. Do take a moment to browse my products and please feel free to get in touch or better still, to make a suggestion on what you’d like to see next for that little someone special in your life.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With love and thanks,
Samantha Eve Dorri
Founder & Creative Director