Mixed Media Design Team


World map showing the location of each Altenew Mixed Media Design Team Member
Lilith Eeckels

Lilith is a full-time language teacher and mom to 4 boys which keep her very busy. She grew up in South Africa as a child and it has a special place in her heart. Since she can remember, she has loved paper, arts, and crafts. She used to collect writing paper and, to this day, still has some of her favorite papers from when she was a child. She discovered scrapbooking 17 years ago when she got married and it has slowly become her passion. It also helped her discover the world of photography and she has since started a photography business on the side. When she has some time left, you'll find her in the kitchen baking gluten-free bread and homemade cakes, and cookies. Her scrapbooking style is not easily definable. She loves to try out new techniques and products and she always puts the memory and the photographs first.

You can see more of Lilith’s work on her blog and connect with her on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.

Reiko Tsuchida

Reiko lives in Chiba, Japan with her husband and two teenage girls. She started scrapbooking in 2000 and has a passion for scrapbooking and photography. She leads workshops at the trade shows and creates scrapbooking pages for magazines and websites as her job. But still, scrapbooking is her creative escape and medicine for her soul and it always brings her and her family more happiness. Creativity is always on her mind and adds so much to her everyday life.

Make sure to stop by Reiko’s blog and connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Maryam Perez

Maryám is a high school graduate and is planning on becoming a Graphic Designer. She lives in Osorno, Chile with her parents and younger sister. At a very young age, Maryám showed interest in art and enjoyed her childhood creating different types of crafts, but it was until 2013, at the age of 11, when Maryám decides with the permission of her parents to open a blog and share her work with the world. She is passionate about scrapbooking, photography, memory keeping, and even though her style has definitely evolved over the years, she describes it as fun, fresh, and colorful. She has collaborated with different brands and companies and after college, she plans to work in the creative industry full time. In her free time, she also loves to design, to sing, and to help her sister bake cookies or decorate cakes.

Make sure to stop by Maryám’s blog and connect with her on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest

Nathalie DeSousa

Nathalie (aka Tachita, her nickname since birth) was born and raised in Ecuador but calls Toronto, Canada home for most her adult life. She is blessed to be a stay-at-home wife and mom to her teenagers and baby Boston Terrier. She has been enamored with paper crafting and documenting since the day her mom gave her a small paper pad and color pens to play with as a child. Through her life, she has kept a detailed journal of her days and started to transform her journal entries into a more visual format just three years ago. Her style is always evolving, but she loves adding mixed media to her pages and combining black and white photography with lots of colors. You can always find her with her camera on hand, enjoying time with her family or at the dining room table with her black coffee creating her projects.

Make sure to stop by Nathalie’s blog and connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube.

Tania Ahmed

Tania is a creative content maker, crafts tutor, and artist from the UK. Her style is eclectic and she is known for her love of patterns and bright colors inspired by her upbringing and travels. She is originally from Pakistan and has been crafting almost all her life. She comes from a family where being creative is a way of life, not just a hobby. She was introduced to the world of paper crafts and mixed media ten years ago and still finds that she's learning new things every day.

Tania has been published in several magazines, produces creative content for craft manufacturers and teaches at independent stores, consumer and trade shows, craft shows, plus classes for local charities. She loves experimenting in her creative practice and loves challenges! She is very passionate about sharing the joy of creating and loves working with people. On her days at home, you will most often find Tania covered in glitter, glue, and paint, and sharing a cup of tea with her cat.

Make sure to stop by Tania's blog and connect with her on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Amanda Baldwin

Amanda is an accomplished Australian papercrafting and mixed media artist located in sunny Adelaide, South Australia. She is a full-time studio teacher and spends her days teaching children's art classes at Little Picassos. In her free time, she loves crafting, photography, reading, wearing distressed denim, and drinking coffee. She also lives on the beach with her very patient husband, darling two children, and sweet doxie pup! Amanda loves working with color, pattern, and floral designs. Her style is fresh and contemporary with a beautiful feminine twist, but as a creative Gemini, she’s also known to mix things up and go messy and wild!

Make sure to stop by Amanda’s blog and connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube.

Past Designers


Jen Schow
Zinia Redo
Sandra Dietrich
Enza Gudor
Terhi Koskinen
Eunyoung Lee
Ashley Horton
Evelyn Yusuf
Aimee Dow
Patricia Roebuck
Flora Monika Farkas
Kymona Tracey