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Poland-born freelance illustrator Barbara Dziadosz lives and works in Germany today. Her work is mostly inspired by vintage illustration and screen printing. “I admire Russian avant-garde illustrators like Boris Ermelenko, the bold works of Fernand Nathan, Olle Eksell, Leonard Weisgard, Alice and Martin Provensen; Miroslav Sasek, Art Seiden, Arnold Edwin Bare and many many more. I also love old advertisements...
Laci Jordan considers herself a renaissance woman, delving in anything and everything art related, from graphic design and illustration to photography, web design, marketing and curation. But she didn't start as an artist. In fact, she was an F.B.I. agent before she started working for Walt Disney and then transitioned to art....
London-based illustrator Liz Rowland makes detailed illustrations that are centered around the community. Full of people, animals, and houses, she creates tiny, uplifting, worlds that celebrate different cultures. "I studied illustration in Falmouth, England and graduated back in 2011," she recalled in an interview with Freelance Wisdom. "When I finished up there I wasn’t...
New York-based illustrator and designer Dingding Hu is known for her delightful digital illustration work, as well as hilarious illustrated characters. In 2016 she started her own product line, Hu is Hungry (sold on Etsy), which sells stationery and gifts that focus around food illustrations. "I love food, which is obvious," she tells in...
Award-winning illustrator and author, Marloes De Vries, was drawn to art before she could even talk properly. As a young girl, born and raised in the Netherlands, she would make robots out of shoe boxes and scribble on any piece of paper she would find lying around the house. And when there weren't any papers, she would...
Olimpia Zagnoli didn't have a choice but to become an artist. Born into an artistic family in Milan, she drives a Vespa and has large round glasses - all necessary qualifications of being an artist. Her graphic illustrations are made by using clear cut shapes and a clean color palette. Her work isn't messy, but it isn't...
Murder ballads are as gruesome as they sound but can also be hauntingly beautiful. Artist Katy Horan illustrated two classic tales – The Dreadful Wind and Rain And The Bloody Gardener. Image by image, she tells the stories through folk-inspired style and moody scenes. Horan has earned her BFA in Illustration at the Rhode...
Jun Cen is a Chinese artist who has worked with many prominent names such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, WeTransfer, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, etc. “As a kid I was always drawing,” he told It’s Nice That. “Around the time I was a teenager, there were some local comics magazines...
Owen Davey is an illustrator who manages to make work that’s contemporary and nostalgic at the same time. His work has been featured in global media and several books and also won him numerous awards. It also got him over 120,000 Instagram followers, which is a pretty large audience for anyone. “I think there's...
Under a popular Instagram hashtag #36daysoftype, creative artist Shaivalini Kumar illustrated the beauty of sisterhood using the letters of the alphabet. She crafted a little story around each letter and her work is incredibly wholesome. “36 Days of sisterhood is a typography fueled exploration of the weird and wonderful things that many long distance...

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