I'm Julia. I'm a freelance creative director, illustrator and animator living in Toronto. I'm also a mama to two rascally boys and wife to one rascal of a man.


Minimees was born one December afternoon in 2017, while trapped under my sleeping 5 month old baby.  Thinking about my 4 year old, and how fast it all goes by, I wanted a way to preserve this time that went beyond photographs. Something that celebrated the beautiful simplicity of early childhood, and a keepsake to hand down to my children when they grow up, too.

I started sketching. I stole my friends photos and sketched them too. And before I knew it, I was taking order after order, and receiving message after message of the most fulfilling, rewarding feedback. 

It is an honour to be trusted with these portraits and I am beyond thrilled that they bring others so much joy.

Get in touch or order your own portrait today!

© 2019 by Julia Deakin Gordon.