About Us

About the Goods

Our products are designed and handmade to order in Canada. From the choice of fabric for our toys and cushion covers to the paper that our art prints are printed on have all been chosen with the discriminating customer in mind. 

Cushion covers and toys are made of upholstery grade polyester Velveteen. It’s a durable fabric which will stand up to rigorous and impassioned hugs for years to come. The designs are printed with Eco-Friendly, Child-Safe, Water-Based pigment inks that are vibrant, durable and fade resistant. 

The cushion covers are professionally finished with a YKK Zipper closure and are 18″x18″ in size. Cushion inserts are sold separately. Made of Hypo-Allergenic, Anti-Microbial Synthetic Down Alternative, these pillows provide down-like softness, good loft retention and retains the “karate chop” look.

With low minimum orders of 6 pieces per order, orders are shipped within 5 Business Days.

Fine Art Giclee Prints featuring our charming animal characters add a splash of colour to walls and inspire a love for nature, outdoor adventures, and design. Printed on 100% cotton rag paper for strength and for its archival properties, these Fine Art Prints have been created to last, to be handed down in the family. The 300gsm weight paper is Acid-free, Bright white, Optical Brightener Additive (OBA) free

Available in 2 sizes: 8″ x 10″ and 11″ x 17″, perfect for framing. Each print is packed in a flap sealed clear bag with a white backing board.

The team at Sparkhead are currently working on children’s books, pencil cases and more, all designed to complement the collections available now.


About the Makers

Annellie has a BA in Film and has enjoyed over 20 years in the animation industry, working on projects such as Care Bears, Franklin, Beetle Juice, Jane and the Dragon, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Magic School Bus, Rides Again and much more.

She grew up in Ireland in a big windy old house with her many siblings and more animals than you can shake a stick at. She moved to Canada when she was 20 and fell in love with the landscape and the animals that live here. She has been involved with children’s storytelling for over 25 years and hopes with Sparkhead to inspire kids to fall in love and cherish the characters that she and Dimitri have created.

Dimitri is an Illustrator, Storyboard and Concept Artist with over 25 years in the industry and has worked on projects such as Franklin, Harry and the Dinosaurs, My Big Big Friend, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Magic School Bus, Rides Again and much more.

His preschool days in Serbia were spent in the company of his grandfather who wove tall tales about magical lands, myths and legends and which stoked Dimitri’s creativity and imagination. He would race home to draw and would bring those stories to life. At the age of 25, Dimitri won the Best Kids illustration book award in Frankfurt Germany and went on to win several awards for his outstanding illustrations. Dimitri moved to Canada in his late 20’s where he and Annellie met and have worked closely together ever since creating Art, Illustrations and now Sparkhead kids designs.

Annellie and Dimitri bring their love of children and the outdoors, and their gifts as artists and storytellers to Sparkhead Kids Designs.