Inspired by a lack of nursery friendly artwork, Durban-based designer Julie Urbach creates child-centred artwork under the brand name Julie Kins. The custom prints capture the date and birthplace of your beloved bundle of joy, and Julie turns it into a special art work to be framed and forever treasured. Julie has run her own design business- Just Julie- for several years, but created Julie Kins to add a different dimension to her already established portfolio. Influenced by a creative childhood, the name of her business also holds special meaning for her and stems from the nickname her late father had for her as a child. Julie Kins serves as the perfect tribute to his encouragement, love and inspiration. The prints are available in a variety of sizes, colours and printed on the finest 300 gram paper to best showcase her custom creations. Each piece is designed with an eye for detail and penchant for perfection. The ideal gift for parents-to-be, the custom prints start at R180. Contact Julie at email@example.com, or buy her artwork at Durban’s I heart Market, Wonder Market or at Clever Little Fish in Waterfall. Text: Nadia van der Mescht Nadia is a creative consultant who has a passion for locally crafted products. She works with fellow creatives to build their brand, online presence and press portfolio. Creativity with integrity is her motto. Read her blog at lovecupcakecouture.co.za.