Heartfelt Illustrations

By Maria Allen
Photography by Jack Foley

By day, Molly Fabiano works as a creative director for MavroCreative, a boutique graphic and web design firm based in Hingham. But during her off hours the young mother of two shifts her focus to creating whimsical, quirky illustrations. Sketched on an iPad using Procreate software, Fabiano’s colorful graphics capture the joy of childhood and often incorporate inspiring words and phrases. Her newest collection of illustrations was specifically designed to bring smiles to sick kids.

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When Fabiano’s 2-year-old daughter, Rosie, was born, she had many health challenges that required multiple surgeries. As a result, the family spent many days at Boston Children’s Hospital and Fabiano came to understand how confusing a hospital experience can be for young children.

“During one of our week-long stays about a year ago, I got the idea to illustrate some cards for sick kids that were unique and challenge-specific,” says Fabiano. More than generic “get well soon” cards, her designs normalize things like feeding tubes and casts and deliver empowering messages. Fabiano hopes to make her greeting cards available at hospital gift shops in the region. To see more of her designs, visit mollyfabiano.com.

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