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Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kendall Quack, and I’m the hands, heart, and brain behind Tenderheart Studio: an illustration studio and lifestyle brand aimed at creating a deeper awareness of our connection with the world around us.

I believe in the power of vulnerability, human connection, and deep presence to change the world.

I believe in both compassion and grit, and in doing the work to integrate our shadows as ourselves.

I live with the sun at high noon.

My work is inspired by many things, most prominently: self-reflection, the natural world and its symbolism, mythology and the occult, astrology, tattoos, antique etchings, lithography and bookplates, botany and herbalism, and the human condition.

I’m curious by nature and constantly in search of meaning — drawing has been a way to process the world and fit together disparate pieces of a larger puzzle, using flora and fauna and other imagery for their symbolic potential.

In addition to housing my illustration work, Tenderheart Studio has served as a container for exploration of the human condition, with conversations about mental health, spirituality, and the role of creativity in all of it becoming a central part of the blog and social media presence.

This project is ever evolving and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explore all of these facets with the support of my patrons.

I am now taking private commissions, logo and surface design projects, and more. If you have a project you'd like to work on, send an email with details to or use the contact form below.


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