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.

Aside from commercial illustration assignments I am honored to be partnering with Victoria's Secret's talented concept / print & pattern / graphics & marketing team, creating original artworks for textiles/surface design.

Since 2017 I've been working on a very special and meaningful scarf 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

For all inquiries please contact me directly:
E:  lily@lily-qian.com
T:  +1 718 755 7622

Advertising assignments:
New York & Germany Represented by 
Isabel Scharenberg Creative Management

E:  isa@isabelscharenberg.com
E:  office@isabelscharenberg.com
T:  +1 212 387 0900

 

Select Clients/Work:

Adidas
Bloomingdale's
Bottega Veneta
Brand Assembly
Calvin Klein Performance
Champs
Connect Editorial
Cosabella
Covergirl
Delta/MKG
Design 4 Emergence Magazine
DKNY
Elizabeth Arden
Erin Fetherston
Essie (US, Germany)
Equinox x Ladurée
Faux Pas Magazine (London)
Bergdorf Goodman
Footlocker
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
Milk X Magazine 
Milly
Mimi Holliday
Neiman Marcus
Others Trade for Hope
Parachute Home
Papercut Magazine
Perry Ellis
RCA records/Justin Timberlake
REISS
Ruffian
Saks Fifth Avenue
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 2018

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