The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Olivia Colden is a Canadian Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer. She earned a BFA in Computation Arts at Concordia University, and got her start in the wonderful world of textile design working as an in-house designer for Camelot Fabrics.  Olivia started Hey Bee Studio to branch out as an independent designer and represent her particular brand of playful creativity.


An avid antique store treasure hunter, gardener and pet lover, Olivia draws her inspiration from many places. Her practice works to preserve the day to day things that make up a beautiful life and share it with others.

She currently resides in Vancouver, BC, with two mad cats, a bearded hubby and many, many plants.