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

I have a background in fashion & textiles design which influences a lot of my commercial work. I've had the pleasure of working on a variety of projects in advertising, packaging, editorials, graphics, and surface design. Aside from my commercial works, I'm also passionate about writing and illustrating Children's books.

I'm honored to be teaching an illustration course at The Fashion Institute of Technology with the Illustration Department. I've been invited to be a guest speaker at Apple, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Alberta College of Art & Design. I was a judge for the Society of Illustrator's 63rd annual competition for the Surface/Product Design category. Currently, I'm enjoying learning to play the piano. I live and work in Brooklyn with my lazy cat assistant, Walnut.

Here's my latest Interview with Girls Club Asia & Ballpit Mag. Thank you!

To stay up to date with latest work, follow @lilyqian_ on instagram

For inquiries or additional work samples, contact:

Email: lily@lily-qian.com
Tel: +1 718 755 7622


Photo by Christine Han for Cup of Jo

 

Select Clients/Work:

Adidas
Apple
ATM
B&H Photo
Baccarat Hotel
Bergdorf Goodman
Better Home and Gardens
Bloomingdale's
Bottega Veneta
Brand Assembly
Calvin Klein Performance
Champs
Chloé
Christian Dior
Cosabella
Covergirl
Campari
David Webb
Delta
DKNY
DMA United
Dream Hotel
Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn
Elizabeth Arden
Erin Fetherston
Essie (US, Germany)
Equinox x Ladurée
Falconeri
Gabriella Hearst
Galeries Lafayette
Holt Renfrew
HOPP Studios
Hugo Boss
Intermix
Land's end
La Prairie
L'Oréal
Lord & Taylor
Louis Vuitton
Macy's
Manhattan Cosmetics
MaxMara
Medium
Milly
Mimi Holliday
Moleskine
Mucinex
Neiman Marcus
NY&CO
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Parachute Home
Papercut Magazine
Perry Ellis
Pomellato
Refinery29
RCA records
REISS
Saks Fifth Avenue
Salvatore Ferragamo
Samsung
Sephora
Sisley Cosmetics
Six:02
Style Watch Magazine
Target
Teen Vogue
The Art Institute
Theory
Others Trade for Hope
Victoria's Secret

Others Trade for Hope x Lily Qian

Info:  Artisan scarves collection 

Shop:   artisan collection

Others Trade for Hope partners with over 700 producers in Bangladesh - men and women who show resilience and skill to provide for themselves and their families. 

Each scarf includes elements of hand-loom, hand-embroidery and/or hand-painting to create a unique fashion accessory that comes with a story of transformation. Every Others artisan is paid a fair wage for their work. This means that food is on the table, children are in school and people are able to plan for their future. This scarf & accessories collection will engage around 200 artisans in meaningful, dignified work.  


Mentorship:

Margot Community

I am excited to share that I am a Margot Mentor! @margotcommunity is an inclusive online network helping women and gender-marginalized individuals find mentors in all industries and leadership levels, provide virtual 1:1 time with them, and normalize women being compensated for their knowledge.

In addition to advocating for women being paid, Margot provides a Give Back Program; which provides free mentorship to girls and women in communities with socio economic barriers.

All images © Lily Qian 2021

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