I AM NADINE
and I am a curious, open-minded, daydreaming 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 at 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, great movies, and architecture. The atmosphere of some cities is so inspiring, like Marrakech, Barcelona, and Havana. Also, exceptionally interesting people inspire me. 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, and Alphonse Mucha. In addition to that, I really like the line drawings by Henri Matisse. And, don’t forget Frida Kahlo, not only for her art but for her style and coolness. Some very talented illustrators who inspire me are René Gruau, David Downton, and Jason Brooks. 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 the character Carrie Bradshaw.