NotteneOur studio is called Nottene and it is pronounced [nuh-ten-uh]. A few years ago I started a daily drawing practice to simply appreciate the things around me, and now our work comes from a practice of storytelling through drawing. We are inspired by the Maira Kalman line that a painting is truer than a photograph. We think it’s true for drawings too.

With an MA in textiles from Central St. Martins, illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall has drawn or designed for clients like Coach, Hussein Chalayan, Anthropologie, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Co-founder Justin Hardison’s background in advertising, client relations, and project management is a perfect complement. He has helped clients such as Reebok, Jaguar/Land Rover, and Sony through his work at Mother London and Tag New York. Together, they create custom illustration and textile work out of their studio in Philadelphia.