Our Story

Hi, I’m Nicola, founder and owner of Barnaby Bumbles.

Growing up, I loved nothing more than being surrounded by crayons, paint, pens, basically anything that I could create with - the more colours, the better!

I was at my happiest bringing my ideas to life and creating something that didn’t have to be anything.

When I was the same age as my daughter is now I was obsessed with painting and colour. This continued until I graduated with a degree in Art and realised that after a lot of searching I couldn't just paint for a living.
I went to work in marketing and brand, became an art teacher and loved it but the school closed so went back to product and brand and have stayed there pretty much, not painting or having an outlet to create.
During lockdown I started making crayons with my then 3 year old and loved watching her get excited by all the colours and then experimenting with them to make her own marks.

The process of making them reignited my passion for play and I found myself experimenting with colours and creations when she'd gone to bed.

It was so much FUN! 

So now seems the perfect time to follow my passion and see where it leads - crayons are just the beginning…

Welcome to Barnaby Bumbles!

Our mission is simple - to be the reason someone smiles today.  
We hope you have lots of fun with colour as you play and create.

Enjoy! x 

Lucia colouring in using her Barnaby Bumbles chunky animal shaped crayons 

Lucia aka 'Bumbles' enjoying using her Chunky Animal Shaped Crayons.