At Pela we believe in the power of community, which not only includes our customer base but our artists as well. Our community plays a role in our product from purchase all the way back to the concept design of our products, which is where you come in.
Using the inspirational design work of our artists, we create products that tell a story, help a cause and most importantly, make a positive impact on our environment.
Who You Are
You recycle, make conscious purchases and seeing litter on the beach/street drives you up the wall! When you're not setting up your home compost, or refilling your coffee in a reusable cup, you're creating art. Masterful paintings, graphic design or just doodling at your desk.
Alyssa is currently a Senior studying Art at Columbia College in South Carolina. She's a conservation artist and graphic designer at Riverbanks Zoo. Alyssa combines her love for animals with her passion for art to promote an appreciation for all creatures!
From Bristol, England, Sarah is the Communications Officer at wildlife conservation charity Avon Wildlife Trust. She studied Anthropology and Publishing, but has always done art and design on the side. She did a digital textile design course in London, and since then has been running her own creative business called skimi. Growing up in East Africa and spending lots of time outdoors inspired Sarah to create beautiful designs that bring awareness to environmental issues.
A graphic designer working in New York City, Daria studied Visual Communication Design at the Hartford Art School in Hartford, Connecticut. She is passionate about learning all she can about the ocean and what lives in it. Anyone who knows her could probably sum Daria up with one or more of these four words: hockey, comics, sharks, and art!
Ebony lives in a beautiful little corner of the world called Maitland, in NSW Australia. Over the years she has gained a Floristry trade, a Diploma of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration. She's currently an Apprentice tattooer and can't wait to create beautiful illustrations on people.
Karina started going to school for biology but quickly realized she wanted to pursue a career in art so moved back home to pursue it. A few years later, she found herself in a small town in northern Minnesota working as an artist and art teacher at a summer camp. Karina believes opportunities come your way when you live through your passions!