Our Story

sQuinks Art started in June of 2017 out of a desire to bring more joy into world through art. Our goal is to create beautiful and fun designs that make everyday and extraordinary events even more special. We offer illustration and lettering services; watercolor designs for accessories, home decor, and stationery; logo and branding packages; and customizable wedding and special event products.

Owner & Artist


Cerise Burns was raised with wonder at the world around her. Through this wonder and a passion for art, she sought to pursue a career in metal jewelry that featured organic and natural design. After a few years seeking an art degree, her focus shifted to natural sciences. While stumbling through science classes, Cerise worked as an educator and museum assistant but continued creating art and crafts. After obtaining a BA in Geology, Cerise and her fiance moved around California and across the country and back. After many career explorations, Cerise quit her 9-5 job in order to focus all her efforts on her passion for watercolor illustration and calligraphy/lettering. She continues to incorporate her love of the natural world and desire to create useful and meaningful products with her work. Her favorite things to illustrate are cacti, crests and moons. Cerise works in the South Bay Area in the middle of Santa Clara Wine Country. She is constantly entertained by her ever-growing plant collection, two goofy dogs and two-legged cat and loves working with her husband on honing in designs.