iamthenublack: Nikki Farquharson

introduce yourself

I’m a freelance illustrator and designer from London, England. I mostly work on creating abstract artwork with shapes, patterns and different colour combinations and include this with photography and typography. I also design conceptual books about language and communication. My favourite and primary mediums are pens, pencils and paper.

fav lyric from a song

“Queen Elizabeth don’t know me so¬†how can she control me when I live street and she lives neat.”

Dizzee Rascal – Too Far.

who and what inspires you?

Almost everything. Things that I see, hear or randomly notice can trigger an idea for a new book or an illustration. Seeing a lot of hard work and passion displayed by other people in various design fields (art, design, sculpture, music videos etc) also inspires me to work on what I do.

who are you icons past/present?

I don’t really regard other people as “icons” to be honest but I do appreciate other people’s works and achievements.

the nublack philosophy/mantra according to Nikki Farquharson

Remain humble and continue to work hard and improve yourself. Don’t believe your own hype.

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