nicole illo

California, US


I am a self-taught illustrator & surface pattern designer based in Southern California.
In my work you can find hand drawn lines, textures, and beautifully muted colors. I love sketching with a pencil before creating my final work digitally. I could pretty much draw with pencils all day. My art is inspired largely by Japanese design. I love the elegant & subtle impact as well as the appreciation for the beauty in the imperfect. I hope I can achieve the same effect in my work in the future :D

Recipes By nicole illo

Chrysanthemum Tea Recipe by nicole illo

California, US


Recipe for tea made from beautiful dried edible Chrysanthemum flowers.. This is the perfect tea to enjoy during a bright yet chilly spring season!