Julie Marabelle is a French designer and founder of Famille Summerbelle. She lives in Amsterdam with her family.
After a creative childhood at a Steiner school, Julie studied Plasticien de l’Environnement in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Arts, Olivier de Serres. She later moved to London and graduated with a First Class degree in Set Design from Central Saint Martins.
Her first works were in experimental theatre in London designing sets and costumes for such stages as the Battersea Art Centre, Riverside Studios and Young Vic. She worked as a stylist, prop buyer and graphic designer on feature films, commercials, music videos and TV productions.
She has previously exhibited her work in Tokyo and has been commissioned to create exclusive paper cut maps and artworks for private and commercial clients such as Issey Miyake, the V&A, Mothercare, Sainsburys, PanaHome and 72 & Sunny Amsterdam. She illustrated a children’s book for the Dutch publisher Snor. More recently she collaborated with Dutch brand Engel on a tableware collection.
She is represented in Japan by Edition Paumes.
Julie is open for commission work. You can get in touch with her on the Contact form.