Max Rocks is a creative studio owned by graphic designer & illustrator Sian Cartledge. After Sian and her husband Richard decided to send their son Max to a Welsh school, she quickly realised that there was a gap in the market for a visually appealing Welsh Language Resource for pre-school children. In order to assist their son, Sian began designing Welsh Language Flash Cards which became an instant hit after posting them on social media. Since then, Sian has sold over six hundred boxes of the Anefeiliaid Set to parents, schools and shops all over the world.
Sian then designed several more sets and a pack of deluxe Welsh Baby Milestone Cards due to a high number of requests from customers. The Milestone Cards have proven to be a successful addition to the range due to way they are shared on social media. Happy customers have been posting photos of their children with the cards and tagging Max Rocks, creating buzz and promoting the brand and its products. This has been a rewarding experience for Sian, seeing so many children grow alongside her own son Max and uniting parents in their first steps of parenthood.
To expand her product line, she has ventured into the Welsh gift market by creating her first collection ofWonderfully Welsh greetings cards. Incorporating not only the Welsh language but also Welsh heritage, each card nods to the country Sian proudly calls home. Daffodils, the Welsh dragon, love spoons, tapestry and much more feature prominently in her unique yet naive illustration style. Sian is currently selling to nearly twenty shops around Wales and she’s hoping 2019 will bring success to this new line and allow her to develop the Max Rocks brand and product range even more.