Helen Dardik

Helen Dardik is a professional illustrator, painter, and surface pattern designer based in Ottawa, Ontario. Born by the Black Sea, she has lived in Ukraine, Siberia, and Israel, where she first studied art and design. Her whimsical illustrations--she describes them as “vibrant, folksy, playful, toomuchery”-- are inspired by everything around her; from books and blogs to her children’s imagination. She is the designer of our San Juan Sea Salt and Dark Sea Salt truffle bars and truffle gift boxes. Learn more at helendardik.com.


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“I was drawn to Helen’s work through her exquisite prints of brightly illustrated circus animals. I loved her contemporary take on folk art and use of color. Happy and smile-inducing is how I would describe Helen’s illustrations: a perfect fit for our brand. We ultimately chose flora-inspired organic surface patterns for our most popular flavors of truffles and truffle bars.”

- Kirsty Ellison, vice president of marketing