About The Founder
The Quirky Collection is a sister company of Limelite Creative in Falkirk, Scotland. Limelite Creative is an innovative graphic design service with over 20 years industry experience within the public and private sectors. They deliver bespoke branding and creative graphic solutions from corporate to quirky for businesses and organisations as far as Dubai.
As well as helping business brands stand out visually, founder Alison M Harkins always had a desire to design and launch her own products, having helped other companies launch theirs into the marketplace.
And so, in 2020, 'The Quirky Collection' was born with products from its very first range 'Cheez 'n' Pickle & friends' unleashed in October.
The story behind our Cheez 'n' Pickle™ range
Cheez ‘n’ Pickle & friends are a delightful group of animals that are very relatable to young children. Each character has its own personality, goals, habits and dreams.
It all began with Pickle, our lovely black moggie cat. Pickle's energetic and humorous personality inspired the development of The Quirky Collection™. Her character was digitally created in 2012 but lay dormant until 2020!
Sadly, she left us in 2017, but she was a delightful character and we hold such fond memories of her.
The quirkiest cat around, she adored chasing multi-coloured pom-poms around the house. She also loved making the strangest cat noises in the early hours whilst running up and down the stairs. In fact, she was so loud she almost sounded like a baby elephant!
But we loved her, 'quirks' and all. She was even partial to small bites of cheddar cheese! Yes, that is exactly where the idea for Cheez the mouse came from!
Alison M Harkins
Founder & Creative Director at The Quirky Collection