Simran is the artist of SquidCat, Ink. She draws inspiration for her cards from her family, friends, and adventures around the world. Her very simple goal is to create cards that make people laugh.
Simran works out of a small corner of her apartment in Columbus, Ohio. When she isn't busy drawing, she loves to travel, read, and binge-watch shows on Netflix.
Archimedes is the creative muse of SquidCat, Ink. He has been Simran's confidant and companion for over 10 years now. He is a constant source of inspiration and laughter, and is always willing to lend a paw to the creative process.
Merlin's position at SquidCat, Ink is an ongoing mystery. Quite frankly, he refuses to contribute anything useful to the team. He wouldn't even let us take a professional photo for the website.
About the Cards
Simran starts off with a pencil sketches and doodles, which she then develops into a full composition for her cards. She uses watercolor and pens to complete the final illustration. The design is then scanned and tweaked to get ready for printing.
Here at SquidCat, Ink, our mission is to create cards with as little impact on the environment as possible. All of our cards and envelopes are made with 100% recycled paper, and the clear sleeve they come in is compostable.
What's a SquidCat?
Throughout her life, one thing Simran has never been able to stop doing is drawing. If you flip through all of her notes from kindergarten through grad school, there are drawings on almost every page. One reoccurring character who kept popping up in her notes was a funny looking black cat in a space helmet, who eventually became known as SquidCat.
After spending many years of trying to convince herself that being an artist wasn't a very practical profession and doodling SquidCats all the way, Simran finally gave in and started her own greeting card line. So, it seemed only fitting that SquidCat should be the avatar of her artistic endeavor.