Girl and cat illustration | Carla Martell

Welcome to the world of Scruffcat, a cheerful collection of cute characters, playful patterns and animals with attitude! Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind kids’ (and soon grownups) clothing, bags, home decor and wall art for wee ones, lovingly designed by me, illustrator Carla Martell.

At Scruffcat we believe in the art of fun; creating lovely things to collect, wear and decorate your walls with. And if there's a special something you'd like to see in our shop (a hedgehog riding a bike or a small purple cat in stripy pants, for example), please do let us know - you'll probably dream up ideas we've never thought of!

I hope you (and your kiddywinks) enjoy our always-growing collection of characters, as much as I enjoy creating them for you.


A Bit About Me

Carla Martell PhotoHello! I'm Carla Martell, lead arty person at Scruffcat HQ, where drawings of curious creatures are transformed into dashing designs for kids of all ages (even the grownup ones!) Ever since I can remember I've been drawing little animals and people, often with hats on. All that doodling practice led me along a curly path to my current destination, designing cute characters that make people smile.

Every Scruffcat creation starts off as an original illustration, usually hand-drawn in pen and ink, which is then custom printed onto quality clothing and prints. I've been selling my designs online for seven years, all over the world from my homeland of New Zealand to Norway and everywhere in between.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions or design requests - I'd love to hear from you. If you’d like to see more of my illustration work, pop on over to my website!