Marianne Walker is an artist turned crafter. She has been drawing her
whole life, and has been playing with scraps of paper as long as she
can remember. Marianne began stamping in middle school and moved away
from it, but in the last few years has returned to putting rubber to
paper. Colouring was not her favorite part of art, rather, drawing was
what she spent her hours working on. In art school Marianne found
Copic markers and instantly fell in love. Now coloring is her passion.
Marianne was first published at age 17 when she illustrated and did
graphic design on a series of books teaching kids safety. Since then
she has illustrated and worked on a number of publications including
training developing nations how to purify water, teaching kids how to
read, and most recently, training manuals for using Copic Markers. You
can follow her marker tutorials on her blog www.ilikemarkers.blogspot.com
Marianne is currently the product specialist for Copic Markers in the
United States (www.copicmarker.com) and Senior Artist for the stamp
company Our Craft Lounge (www.ourcraftlounge.com) as well as the
annual designer for the Oregon Asian Celebration (www.aaforegon.com/asiancelebration).
Marianne's specialty is graphic design and illustration. This year
she will have worked 10 years for Copic in the U.S. as
their product specialist and graphic designer. She established the
worldwide Copic Papercrafting Certification program, which to date has
trained over 1,600 crafters. She teaches community workshops on
everything from Comic Drawing to Photoshop, and most recently,
Papercrafting. Marianne has a degree in Multimedia Design from the
University of Oregon and is a happily married mother of two kids.
Marianne will be demoing at the X-Press Graph-X / Copic booth at SIA this year.