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Photo by Catalin Georgescu
Tuan is my family name, I go by Nini. I grew up in Subang Jaya, Malaysia and I work as a freelance illustrator after completing my fine arts degree in painting at the National University of Fine Arts Bucharest in Romania in 2011. I make illustrations, comics and animation.
I believe that the visual language employed is inseparable from the message, so I find something specific within each project to bring forward visually, using my understanding and adaptability of diverse illustrative styles. I especially love to inject a human, down-to-earth and humorous quality into my work. I am especially interested in visual storytelling in narrative projects, and I love finding opportunities for subtext or that "aha!" when text and image complete each other.
Working with advertising agencies, production companies and publishing houses, I create works that appear in books and magazines, restaurant menus and bar murals, billboards and tv spots. Some of my clients include Conde Nast, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc, T-Mobile, Heineken, UNDP Asia, Singapore Airlines, Kotex, National University of Singapore, ING Bank, BRD Groupe Societe Generale, New Naratif, and Bon Appétit.
As of 2016 my illustration services are incorporated under my company Susumadu Studio SRL in Bucharest- "susu" meaning milk and "madu" meaning honey in Malay.
I speak English, Malay, Romanian, and am at N2 level with Japanese language. Other passions fill what remains of my free time- learning more about animation, reading about nature, writing and other creative pursuits, painting plein-air on travels, playing the piano and joining contemporary dance/contact improvisation dance jams. I reside in Bucharest, Romania.
If you would like to enquire for a rate card, please share the scope of the illustration work along with specific usage and territory rights needed for the commission. Fee quotation is tailor-made according to the scope of each project.
If you are unfamiliar with usage rights, I'd love to share this quick guide: AOI Licensing Illustration
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