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

I have a passion for combining traditional analog techniques with digital. I take inspiration from experimenting, exploring accidents that occur when mixing different materials and textured backgrounds. Aside from storytelling, I love playing with abstract shapes to create a moment of surprise in my illustrations.

I've had the pleasure of working on a variety of projects in editorial, publishing, advertising, fashion and beauty. I'm always seeking more meaningful assignments, especially for editorials and books.

I'm honored to be teaching 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.

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 Nathan Rocky

 

Select Clients/Work:

Editorial, Publishing, Advertising:

Apple
Audible
Teen Vogue
LA Times
The Nation
Medium
The Ringer
The Assembly NC
Bitch Media
Edible Manhattan
Edible Brooklyn
Small Batch Books
We the Barbarian
M Booth
DMA United
Happy Lucky
The Bromley Group

Corporate:

Adidas
ATM
B&H Photo
Baccarat Hotel
Bergdorf Goodman
Bloomingdale's
Bottega Veneta
Brand Assembly
Calvin Klein Performance
Champs
Chloé
Christian Dior Couture
Cosabella
Covergirl
Campari
David Webb
Delta
DKNY
Dream Hotel
Elizabeth Arden
Erin Fetherston
Essie (US, Germany)
Equinox x Ladurée
Falconeri
Gabriella Hearst
Galeries Lafayette
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
Perry Ellis
Pomellato
Refinery29
RCA records
REISS
Saks Fifth Avenue
Salvatore Ferragamo
Samsung
Sephora
Sisley Cosmetics
Six:02
Target
The Art Institute
Theory
Tiffany & Co.
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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