Lily Qian NYC Illustrator

My name is Lily Qian, I am an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. 

Traditional analog techniques mean a lot to me and I take inspiration from experimenting with different materials and exploring accidents that occur when mixing different materials and textured backgrounds. 

I love working with watercolor, ink, charcoal, pencil, and acrylic on all kinds of surfaces like fabrics, paper, cardboard and alternative photography prints. 

People, fashion, lifestyle, and still life are my favorite subjects. Besides storytelling, I love playing the line between abstract and recognizable shapes to create a moment of surprise in my illustrations.

Since 2017 I've been working on a very special and meaningful scarf & travel collection partnered with Others Trade for Hope. This amazing initiative has supported four generations of families. Each scarf celebrates the hand made - hand dyed, hand weaved, and hand embroidered by a small group of women and men in Bangladesh. Each scarf is a powerful purchase. To learn more about our project and to purchase a scarf, please visit:
www.tradeforhope.com
www.tradeforhope.com/lily-qian
usa.tradeforhope.com/lily-qian-collection


Contact:
E:  lily@lily-qian.com
T:  +1 718 755 7622

 

CINEBURST x Lily Qian

@cineburst is a team of NYC Filmmakers producing original stories and creative visual contents. In this studio interview, fashion and lifestyle illustrator Lily Qian shares her story from Brooklyn, NY. 

Drawing Stories - Interview by Lara Gato

Lara's team visits Lily's studio in Brooklyn, NY

Others Trade for Hope

HAND MADE PRODUCTS WITH A PURPOSE 
Meet NY Designer and Fashion Illustrator Lily Qian. Others Trade for Hope is proud to partner with Lily in creating a new scarf collection made in Bangladesh.https://www.tradeforhope.com/https://www.tradeforhope.com/lily-qian 

 

Select Clients/Work:

Adidas
Apple
Baccarat Hotel
B&H Photo 
Bergdorf Goodman
Better Home and Gardens
Bloomingdale's
Bottega Veneta
Brand Assembly
Calvin Klein Performance
Champs
Christian Dior
Cosabella
Covergirl
Delta/MKG
DKNY
DMA United
Dream Hotel
Edible Manhattan
Elizabeth Arden
Erin Fetherston
Essie (US, Germany)
Equinox x Ladurée
Faux Pas Magazine (London)
Footlocker
Galeries Lafayette
Hard Candy
HKM/Mercaden (Germany)
Higgs Magazine (London)
Holt Renfrew
HOPP Studios
Hugo Boss
Intermix
Kensie Performance
Land's end
La Prairie (Artist in Residence)
L'Oréal
Lord & Taylor
Louis Vuitton
Macy's
Manhattan Cosmetics
MaxMara
Milk X Magazine 
Milly
Mimi Holliday
Moleskine
Neiman Marcus
Others Trade for Hope
Parachute Home
Papercut Magazine
Perry Ellis
Pomellato
Refinery29 x Kate Spade
RCA records/Justin Timberlake
REISS
Ruffian
Saks Fifth Avenue
Salvatore Ferragamo
Samsung
Sephora
Sisley Cosmetics
Six:02
Style Watch Magazine
Target
Team SCA
The Art Institute
The Bromley Group
Theory
The Style Line
Urban Daddy
Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret PINK

Photo by James Chororos  

All images © Lily Qian 2019

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