about me



I'm the illustrator behind once upon a design! 
please enjoy my website and make sure you drop by my online shop.


". . . in a far far land of CHO, there lived an illustrator who drew cats and dogs and frogs and more.

there were dark skies filled with the sun, stars and moon.
every day told a story of good and bad.  stories of memories had.

the beginning"


wendy CHO attended OCAD in design, specializing in Illustration;  formally showing her artwork in 2012 under her company name “once upon a design”.  She is a member of the Artists' Network, Art Society King, as well as the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council. 

wendy's artwork is regarded as simple, clever, whimsical and storybook like.  Her signature style is bold black lines with a pop of Lacquer colour, creating a glass like effect.  Inspiration for her art includes children’s stories and all her furry babies at home. . .cats, dogs, fish, rabbits and an albino hedgehog named stella!  wendy has been drawing from a young age, encouraged by her big sister.  Her artwork spreads joy and smiles to everyone!