Welcome to the world of Ivy Niu’s distinctive and positively contagious collage illustrations. Whimsically playful, yet refreshingly curt, considered and tight Niu’s characters and scenes are part vector, part hand drawn. Hers is a polished, jovial, craft style reminiscent of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. She scans in textures to enhance her illustrations, some of which are hand painted with acrylics and watercolour.
Ivy beholds an attuned eye for colour and form, a style well ingrained and practised through her two Bachelor degrees in Design majoring in Pictorial Design and another in Illustration, which was completed while studying abroad in San Francisco.