The EvOWLution of Niki
We made this cool timeline for you to showcase some of Niki’s major milestones so far.
History of Niki Owl
The Football Owls
Karin made this set of football (aka "soccer") owls for her dad's birthday in 1997. He's a fan of Atletico de Madrid and during his time living in the capital of Spain, he would often watch them play their rivals Real Madrid. It was the seed of an idea that would take shape later on, as Niki Owl's design evolved.
The First Book Manuscript
This manuscript was Karin's first attempt at completing a book of short stories, focusing around a small group of animals in a forest (including an owl, of course) sharing philosophical stories about life and nature. This would become the conceptual backbone for "Niki Owl, Leap of Faith" (pub. 2012).
The First Niki Owl Book is Published
"Niki Owl Leap of Faith" is the first book featuring our friendly owl. It tells the story of his adventures in Vancouver, BC, a very near and dear place to Karin's heart, because it represents one of her personal major leaps of faith. Read more about the book here.
CANWNT Commemorative Gift for 2015 Women’s World Cup
The Niki Owl Coloring Book is Published
The first Niki Owl coloring book is born into this world, using illustrations from the first novel, and some really cool creative prompts to inspire you. Read more about it here.
Niki’s Website Makeover
To honor Niki's personal image makeover, we launched a new site to show you the bigger picture of what Niki is committed to creating in this world. We also created an online shop to make it easier for you to purchase Niki's unique handmade owl gifts and cards. This upgrade makes it so much easier to manage our systems, so we can focus more on our creativity!!