Sparky & Marie is a fun and fresh creative brand
energized by all-over prints and iconic graphics inspired by everyday living –
flowers found in the garden, trips to faraway places, colors from a vintage
silk scarf, and textures found on a hike through nature.
Sparky & Marie designs come from the heart with the
hope of bringing happiness to everyone lucky enough to discover them!
Michelle Beilner is the creative mind behind the Sparky
& Marie brand. Named after her beloved Grandparents, Sparky & Marie is
the result of Michelle’s passion for graphic design.
Michelle realized her love for art and design after a 3rd
grade field trip that introduced her to the art and architecture of her native
city, Chicago. She went on to study Graphic Design at the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her first job over a decade ago, was designing
catalogs, logos, print collateral, websites and signage for a high-end
Chicago-based fashion company. The love of her college sweetheart took her away
from the mid-west, and over to sunny Los Angeles, California where she
continued her career designing custom stationery for an innovative boutique in
Beverly Hills. After much success creating invitations and greetings for
celebrity clients, such as Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Jami Gertz, Paul
Adelstein and Kat Von D, Michelle moved on to start her own graphic design
Michelle's experience helping small businesses develop
brands, designing websites, creating visual identities, and fueling several
prominent interior designers in the Los Angeles area, has prepared Michelle for
a successful launch into licensing in products ranging from stationery to
shower curtains. Her designs have appeared on products in boutiques and major
chain retail settings.
Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and their
bossy Jack Russell Terrier, Fitzgerald.