We discovered graphic designer and illustrator Jenny Lelong through her pseudonym Niniwanted and were super excited to collaborate with her on our logo and branding. Jenny worked at numerous graphic design agencies before going freelance a few years ago. We had a chat with her about her creative journey.
Can you tell us about your journey to where you are now? Did you always know you wanted to be an illustrator and graphic designer?
You created a sweet series of illustrations based on a trip to Japan. Are there any interesting stories behind any of these scenes?
I've travelled many times in Japan and there's always stories behind my illustrations. Before going to Japan, I had never eaten sushi and the first time I tried it was in Osaka - it was raw octopus! After that I didn't eat sushi for 6 years but I still like drawing octopus in my illustrations.
What is inspiring you at the moment?
I'm inspired by wildlife, good healthy food and nature. These will be my next topics!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Close your outlines and create a portfolio on your own domain.
What do the next few months look like for you?
I hope I will have more and more illustration commissions so I can enjoy travelling and drawing.