Keiko Brodeur began making illustrated paper goods under the name Small Adventure in 2009 in order to explore being a self-taught illustrator after having graduated with a graphic design degree and working in a few different fields. She soon fell in love with creating illustrations for greeting cards and other products for her own small business. After several years of printing and shipping all her orders, both retail and wholesale, from home, she finally found a new home for her business in 2015 and moved into a lovely studio space in Los Angeles where all product is packed and shipped with the help of friends Nellie and Sara.
Small Adventure was founded with the intention of exploring the majesty of nature through illustration and as a company the idea of preserving our earth is paramount. Plant-based "plastic" sleeves that are biodegradable and fully compostable are used to package all greeting cards and prints and all packaging materials that arrive to the studio in supply shipments are re-used for outgoing shipments.