I'm Cody VandeZande and I am an illustration artist living in Chicago. I have always been a passionate, creative and entrepreneurial soul. As a kid I began by crafting bracelets and key chains to sell to family and friends. This inspired my venture leading to present day where I have earned a bachelors degree in illustration and design and have set forth on an adventure to create my own business in the industry.

I have a few angles I'm approaching with my illustration and design talents. I am currently working with brides and grooms to help make their special day stand out from all the rest by creating wedding announcements and invitations that are illustrated, designed and constructed to be anything but ordinary! Although you'll find a lot of wedding design on here, I have designed custom invitations and greeting cards for other parties, holidays, and even graduations.

 Photo by Brenna Rose Photography

I have also written, illustrated and self published my first children's book called A Great White Christmas about a great white shark that helps Santa save Christmas when he runs into troubles flying over Australia. Inspired from a trip I took to dive with great whites in 2013.

I'm currently working on my next book starring my cat, Chuck, who has his own Instagram account with quite the following! Information for this project is currently TOP SECRET but you can get a sneak peek by following chuck on Instagram by clicking HERE or searching @chuck.the.duck

Another aspect to my creativity is my passion for anything crafty or creative. Homemade candles, luxurious soaps, and room sprays are just a few of the many projects you'll find me working on. You never know what will be next!