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Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

Bio:

I’m a designer and illustrator who’s based in Edinburgh, UK, who has a thing about beautiful colours, bold and whimsical illustrations and patterns. I like to cheer people up with my illustrations and I hope to bring joy and happiness to my viewers through my illustrations and designs.

I like to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create illustrations but my illustrations always have a “hand-drawn” style. I find working digitally allows me to really express myself but my illustrations don’t necessarily look digital. I create all my textures myself using traditional mediums.

My inspiration. I was originally born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan then I lived in Shanghai for a year in 2006 before moving to the UK mid 2007. So you can say my inspiration is a bit of “East meets West” but coming from a Far Eastern background but living in the West for over a decade really helps me to generate ideas. I love to travel and I see travelling as one of my greatest sources of inspiration.

Before I turned my career around to be a professional illustrator I worked as a professional chef for many years and in a number of high-end restaurants but after my daughter arrived I wanted to spend a lot more time with my family. So I spent five years studying and just a couple years ago I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) with a BA(Hons) in Illustration.

If you really look through my website you’ll see a lot of my illustrations are food based. I have been really lucky to be able to combine my vast food knowledge with my illustrations. To date I’ve had two traditional cookbooks published; Home Made Taiwanese Cooking and Home Made Chinese Cooking, but in 2015 I published my first illustrated cookbook with the popular “They Draw and Cook” website. I’ve also illustrated for a Foodies Festival and I’ve been involved with food packaging design, most notable for Lee’s foods who’s products are in most supermarkets in the UK.

If you’d like to learn more about me, would like to enquire about a commission or you’d even like to collaborate, or even if you just want to say hi, then get in touch via the contact form on this website.

I’d love to hear from you!

Recipes By Liv Wan

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Abstract Tropical Fruit Pattern by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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I created this "Abstract Tropical Fruit" pattern for a online course assignment. Abstract art is always give me headache but I decided to use my favourite tropical fruits as inspiration to create this fun and juicy pattern. :)

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Tdac i'm taco kind of gal livwan illustration
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I'm Taco Kind Of Gal Mexican Food Pattern by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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I created this delicious, hot and spicy Mexican food pattern illustration for a competition. I would be very happy if one day I can see my food illustration in a cookbook! Perhaps a Mexican food cook book! :D

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Russian Berries Mules by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Russian Mule or Moscow mule cocktail was born in New York. But I use Russian culture as inspiration to created this recipe illustration. This is a very easy and delicious cocktail recipe.

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Cuban Peach Mojito by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Peach Mojito recipe illustration inspired by Cuban culture.

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Blood Orange Tuna Quinoa Salad by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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This is a salad recipe I absolutely love to eat during hot summer time! You can replace blood orange to any kind of citrus fruit.

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Summer Veggie Tart by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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This recipe illustration is inspired by my favourite summer vegetable peas and radish!

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Caramelised Pineapple Rice Pudding by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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A delicious dessert that will warm your heart and tummy!

French food illustrations
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French Food Illustrations by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Some of the French food I illustrated recently inspired by the book "Julie & Julia"

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Salmon Gravlax Platter by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Salmon Gravlax Platter, serve with all your favourite condiments!

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Deep Fried Prawn Balls with Almond Flakes by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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This is one of my favourite party food from the East!

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Passion Fruit and Pumpkin by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Sweet, sour and icy-cold pumpkin dish! This is a must try dish for summer.

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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Garlic Bread by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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I just love the looks and taste of the heirloom tomatoes!

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Tdac figlicious and goat cheese mousse openfaced sandwich
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Fig-licious Goat Cheese Mousse Opened-Face Sandwich by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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It's so hard to not to illustrate this recipe as I love illustrate figs and open-faced sandwich!

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Black Olive, Tomato and Spinach Quiche by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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I got this recipe from my mother who owns a bakery in Taiwan, my home country. A western quiche recipe with a tiny bit of eastern twist.

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Chicken and Prawn Paella by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Ramen Noodle Soup by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Tdac liv wan elderflower panna cotta with summer berries
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Elderflower Panna Cotta with Summer Berries by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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This dessert is so delicious and super easy to make.

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Ox Cheek Pie by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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I learnt this delicious ox cheek pie recipe from my mother in law over the Easter holiday this year. She is amazing cook and she taught me so many traditional British cuisine. If you like some comfort food you must try this ox cheek pie.

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Honey Pickled Cherry Tomatoes by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Sweet and sour honey pickled cherry tomatoes is a great dish for the summer!

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Apple Vinegar Pickled Lotus Root by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Sweet and sour pickled lotus root ideal dish for the summer

Tdac five fruit harvest roast pork belly
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Five Fruit Harvest Roast Pork Belly by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Tdac scallops with chorizo and broad beans recipe illustration
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Scallop with Chorizo and Broad beans by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Tdac texture lemon tart illustration
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Lemon Tart by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Tdac lavender and strawberry shortcakes recipe illustration
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Lavender and Strawberry Shortcakes by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Simple and delicious dessert

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Tdac final seafood pasta recipe illustration
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Seafood Pasta by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Liv wan mushroom risotto recipe illustration
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Wild Mushroom Risotto by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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They draw and cook thai rice noodle salad receipe illustration
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Thai Rice Noodle Salad by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Final salmon three ways
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Salmon Three Ways by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Sweet Potato In Three Ways by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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Healthy and easy sweet potato recipe.

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Yummy Scrummy Carrot Cake by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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This is one of the best carrot cake recipe I've tasted in my life.

Even rabbit family loves this yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe.

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Chinese Dumpling Recipe by Liv Wan

Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

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