Nadia Flower was born and raised in New Zealand, and is still based there. She’s loved art and design from the time she first held a crayon. After studying, traveling and working in graphic design and fashion, she decided to become a freelance illustrator – it’s very much a natural development in her career.
She has a classic Cassio calculator watch, loves her Birkenstocks and enjoys watching science fiction films. Her favourite city in the world is Tokyo.
Nadia has a bachelor degree in Fine Arts majoring in Graphic Design from the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland.
Vector graphics play a big role in Nadia’s aesthetic, and she designs her imagery on her Mac. She prefers to work in black and white, creating silhouettes that are intricately connected using vines, tendrils and curves. However, many of her pieces do use colour and will incorporate photographic elements. Now and again you’ll even detect a touch of ink or watercolour.
Nadia’s style is striking, graphic and decorative, full of forms that are fragile, yest strong. While an overall composition will have a bold contrast between positive and negative space, what defines her style is the inclusion of so many tiny little details. You can find new things in her illustrations each time you look at them.