Spark Your Imagination is a Canadian-based, family-run venture.
Tamara Vukusic Founder & Co-owner (left)
Erin Brûlé, Co-Owner (right)
How it all began…(from Tamara)
As a journalist and writer I have always been struck by the power of an open-ended question. It is with this in mind that we consciously started asking our kids questions that begged for more than one-word answers. And it worked!
We watched our kids’ imaginations skyrocket. We were awestruck by their ability to solve problems and create stories. And we continue to love the conversations they bring to life.
With a new baby on my hip, I was enchanted with the idea of helping create games that would foster imaginative play and bring families closer together)
We offer our gratitude to the many parents, grandparents, teachers and friends of the special needs community who shared their enthusiastic ideas that have helped to shape our products.
These talented BC mom-illustrators worked on Spark at the crack of dawn and during nap times.
Alissa Staples is an illustrator and mother of two girls, Sophie (4) and Abigail (10 months). She has loved drawing since she could hold a crayon, so now loves creating pictures that inspire kids to do the same. Besides illustrating, she also loves to run, crochet, and make cute bento lunches for her kids. Alissa, her husband Ben and their two girls live in North Vancouver, BC.
Alissa loves playing Story Starters with her family and delights in finding the Spark products on display at local stores. She is so proud to watch Spark grow!
Suzy Beattie is an artist and an illustrator and the mother of Bella (5). She has been creating art since she could hold a pencil. “It’s my most favourite thing to do. When I was 3, I drew fishes all over the oceans in my Dad’s world atlas. Thankfully, my parents let me off easy and began gifting me art supplies as often as possible (thank you).”
Suzy enjoyed working on Spark Your Imagination games because the focus is on freedom of imagination.