About the artist
Hello! I am Louma, the Seattle-based artist and founder of Pokidots!
I’m a mom of two little girls, Laurie and Leina, and a fashion illustrator and artist living in the beautiful Seattle area. I have been an illustrator and artist all my life; I studied fashion design in Montreal, Canada, and specialized in fashion illustration and product design.
Pokidots! only exists because I became a mother. As I was putting away my daughters' outgrown baby clothes, some items just had a special pull -- I could not get myself to part with them. I felt like I was giving away a piece of my heart, a part of my story.
That's why I made the first keepsakes for my girls. I drew their faces how I imagined them all grown up (*tears*) and dressed up their illustrations with their baby clothes that I wanted to keep. Oh how I love my keepsakes ❤
They are our sweet baby memories, and a peek to the future all at once.
The joy I feel knowing that my art is now being cherished by families all over the world is immeasurable. All the memories captured, all the stories told, all the gratitude and positive memories and milestones preserved in keepsakes in homes around the world is what Pokidots! is all about.
I love asking you questions about your story, what you are hoping to capture in your keepsake. Knowing a little more about you allows me to create your keepsake with you in mind; you and the person whose clothes I am using. It's quite an intimate thing; that's how unique and personal each keepsake is, from the illustration to the general vibe, and even the feelings conveyed.
I love what I do, and I thank you, my clients and my supporters, for trusting me with your most precious items and sharing my work with your friends ❤
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