I spotted the illustrations of Dutch illustrator, Lianne Nixon, a few months ago and immediately thought "She would be perfect for Design Studies!". I loved her colorful and simple interior illustrations; mixing lofty spaces, bold colors and interesting textures, reminiscent of collage using transparent papers. I can still remember seeing one of her illustrations of a peachy orange loft and thinking - I wouldn't mind living there!
Lianne, a 25 year old designer hailing from Haarlem, a city a stones-throw away from Amsterdam in The Netherlands, always had an interest in Illustration and Design and feels like she finally found her style and niche these past two years.
Through hours of experimentation and illustrating various subjects, she found herself continuously drawn back to the subject of slightly messy, lived in design interiors. She began to explore her imagination with quirkier interior objects while studying the great chair designs of the 20th century which led to a little obsession. From there on out she took a few courses in screen printing and graphic design and with her newfound inspiration, she couldn't put her pen down. That obsession built the foundation to the work she creates today.
She now balances commission work, which includes a 5m mural and illustrations for magazines from Europe to Hong Kong. She likes to balance her commission work with her quirky and dreamy interiors, hoping that she is able to do more work which combines both in the new year!