This Illustrator Makes Us Feel Nostalgic

Describing her style as playful, colorful and imaginative, Taiwan-based illustrator and animator Hsinping Pan is all about those good vibes. Her illustrations, based on geometric shapes, simplified features, and solid color blocks, speak to our inner child, which makes sense, judging by the fact most of her work is aimed at children.

With clients as big as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney, chances are you’ve seen her work without even realizing it. “A typical Hsinping Pan-illustration features bright colors and fun characters,” she further explained in an interview with Flow Magazine. “I also love geometric shapes, and really like to add a face on the objects.”

Her work ranges from book covers and children’s books to commercials, movies, and music videos. “Drawing is a way to express and entertain myself,” says Pan. “So, when I don’t have any commissioned projects, I work on my own projects, because drawing is so much fun.”

But though her images might seem simple, they’re anything but simplistic. With a Master’s degree at the University of Southern California in Animation and Digital Arts, Pan’s films have been played at festivals worldwide and received the first prize at Taiwan’s international animation festival, and her illustrations have won the bronze prize of 3×3 Magazine.

You’ll want to check her out.