About Us

Hi! I'm Chiquanda Tillie, owner of Tickle Me Purple, LLC.  I am an author, illustrator, and avid crafter. I created Tickle Me Purple, LLC because I wanted to create products that looked like my nieces and nephews for others to enjoy.  My nieces and nephews inspire all of the products I create. 

I am a self-taught artist and have been creating and illustrating for over 20 years. Some of my fondest memories included receiving art kits for my birthdays. 

I have a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education in the Leadership of Educational Organizations. I am also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

I strive to create ticklish-ly delightful  pieces of work that promote creativity, diversity, and self-empowerment. These products include backpacks, children’s books, coloring books, jigsaw puzzles, and stationery. I create products that I hope will inspire young boys and girls and help them recognize their greatness.