Vita // Nadine Batista Santos
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I AM NADINE

and I am a curious, open mined, day dreaming and chaos embracing wife, mother and girl boss. I love to see different cultures, learn new things, encounter new challenges, mixing old and new things and drink a glass of good wine with my friends every now and then. I am severely addicted to coffee, Pinterest and to-do-lists.

I have many years of experience in graphic design and blogging. A couple of years ago I founded a magazine and lately co-founded an online fashion platform. I’ve already worked in consulting and in fashion. Now I found my way back to what I love most, drawing and illustrating and I am still amazed on how good this is working out.

What inspires me? That can be a lot of different things. My daily inspiration source is my family and my friends. Through traveling, nature, art, cities, architecture and interesting people I get new ideas. I love imperfection, simplicity and small details. I am constantly overwhelmed by the fact that everything in nature is designed by the Golden Ratio and how this is connected to the Fibonacci Series (who knew, math is still useful for anything in life).

My favorite artists/architects are Antoni Gaudí, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, René Gruau and Alphonse Mucha. I also think fashion is art so I love designers like Christian Dior, John Galliano, Oscar de la Renta, Ulyana Sergeenko and style icons like Dita von Teese, Monica Bellucci and the character Carrie Bradshaw.

What I do

Illustrations have always been an important part of advertising and publishing but as photography became more affordable, it pushed illustrations aside. Fortunately illustrations are having a huge revival at the moment, not only in fashion and beauty but also publishing. An illustration is a visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in published media (print or digital).

I offer traditional and digital illustrations on commission. You can browse through my PORTFOLIO to see what I do. If you want to hire me, please CONTACT me for pricing and licensing information. I also sell my personal drawings and illustrations as art prints and other products. Just visit my SHOP or go directly to my accounts on the art print sites listet here on the right.