Meet Allison

portrait_acVintage fabrics, hand drawn type dreams, and nature influence my artwork. I am constantly inspired by the achievements and accomplishments of the people I am surrounded by- musicians, artists, illustrators, bloggers, product designers, teachers, and my students!

heart1Handmade by Allison Cole is a stationery brand based out of Providence, Rhode Island that launched in the summer of 2014. All cards are screen printed with water based inks on heavyweight 100% recycled paper. All products are assembled by hand and carefully inspected for consistency and quality. Allison is an artist and illustrator with an extensive screen printing background, graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in printmaking. Her illustration work is represented internationally by Lilla Rogers Studio, and she has worked with clients such as The Land of Nod, Camelot Fabrics, Badge Bomb, Scholastic, Galison/Mudpuppy, American Greetings, and Madison Park Greetings.

heart1Allison currently balances her time between her client-based projects for her full-time freelance illustration business, teaching, and creating fun new products for her shop. A true multi tasker! Dibzy is a big fan of Allison’s unique style, her endearing characters and her clever hand lettered greeting cards.

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Cat Bowl




National Cat Day

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Fun Facts

  • Allison lives with her husband and their two cats in a cozy little house in lovely Providence, Rhode Island. She draws, she prints, she stares at her computer, and she teaches illustration to undergraduates.
  • Allison loves to read and write comic books.
  • Her go to reading material is Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders. “I’ve already read all of her books!” says Allison.




Speaking at The Art of Licensing


Allison’s Fabrics