Hi there! I’m Alana, the artist who is responsible for all things Rotten Dollies
"Alana has a different style; her work is rough at the edges with a bit of a bite."
Currently located amidst the mountains and lake of Central Otago, New Zealand I own and work from home for my web and graphic design business – 4am Studio. Rotten Dollies profiles more of my original grunge-like style with plush art and illustrations.
My background is in Visual Arts and Web Design and I graduated from UCOL with a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, majoring in Web Design back in 2008 (around when the photo to the right was taken).
Rotten Dollies are designer plusher that began in 2005 with the lack of funds to gift presents for Christmas whilst I was studying towards my degree. An attempt of plush that resembled a cat and a turtle were created and given to family. From then on there have been many more attempts of plush resembling other animals such as bees, bunnies and bat but 2007 saw Rotten Dollies being pushed further in ways of design and the completion of a first pattern was produced.
Since 2005 there have been approximately over 100+ creations made with several custom orders and patterns have changed over the time. I now have a larger focus on illustrations, gig posters and still creating the quirky and weird characters that reside in my imagination. Custom plush orders are now available, so if you have a request let me know.