FRIDA CLEMENTS: Illustrator, Author, and Pun Extraordinaire
If the furry characters in Seattle Chocolate's holiday collection have made you smile, you have Frida Clements to thank.
She first stole their hearts with an illustration of a young girl in the snowy woods, dressed in a red cape with knitting needles and a ball of red yarn. With her boundless imagination and a love for animals (and all things knitted), Seattle Chocolate's most popular holiday collection ever soon came to life!
"Frida sees beauty in a single leaf on the ground, a pinecone, a sand dollar, or a feather and gives it new life. She puts a little love and kindness into every furry or feathered creature she draws. We are grateful for the joy she sends out to the universe.”
- Kirsty Ellison, vice president of marketing
What was your inspiration behind the holiday collection?
I love living in the Pacific Northwest and getting out into nature. I also love various craft projects like knitting and have a bit of a humor streak. I thought it would be cute to feature PNW animals in sweaters, hats, and scarves. I had so much fun working on this series, but especially when I put the sweater on the Orca. That bar design made me laugh out loud! I’m grateful to have worked with Seattle Chocolate and how much freedom I was given to really explore my playful side.
Seattle Chocolate's newest collaboration with Frida is the adorable Bear Necessities box, filled with sparkly truffles in flavors like San Juan Sea Salt and Champagne - and it's flying off the shelves! Get yours before they're gone.