When Vinniey Tan graduated from art college in 90's, She always knew that design was her calling. She worked as a graphic designer in advertising and designing industry and later promoted to Art Director. But when she first bought her first cross stitch kit, she truly found her real passion. In 2009, she discovered the joys of creating her own fresh and unique cross stitch designs. After creating "Cupcake Cottage" (her first design), she has not looked back since. She continues to design cross stitch designs to fulfill her passion with cross stitching because she loves to stitch her own designs. In about two years of time, her enthusiasm brought life to 11 designs, despite of her busy schedule as a stay-at-home mother of two daughters and home based creative consultant at that time.
In 2012, she quit her advertising career to focus on the joys of stitching and designing cross stitch charts. Now, she has time to concentrate on her real passion and she uses her past experience to create meaningful works of art.
Her designs are often inspired by music and anything she see that she like, whether it is a word, sight, sound, mug, photo, antique, her daughters' handwriting and drawing. Color is also a huge inspiration for her. Her designs have been described as a combination of primitive art and modern folk art with crisp, clean and clear lines that aren't just elegantly simple, they're also easy to stitch. She stitches all of her own models and improvises colors and details in the process. Most of her charts are in easy-to-read symbols.
When she isn't researching, stitching or designing, she spends time with her three beautiful daughters, and her husband, who is a talented, award-winning Art Director.