Hi! My name is Lena Nemik, I’m an illustrator focused on editorial illustration and young adult book illustration.
I love to tell stories in drawing and I believe that good illustration is influential and inspiring!
I have been working with a variety of publishing houses, media projects and non-commercial initiatives since 2009. To name a few, I made comics and illustrations for the 34 magazine, ecological organization Green Network, Make Out project, created book covers and illustrations for the Oxford University Press Spain, Vremya, RTP publishing houses. I have authored and illustrated two books, A Giraffe's Day and A Giraffe's Birthday. They were published at the Saint-Petersburg-based Rech publishing house.
From 2016 to 2018 I collaborated with the UK based illustration agency Advocate Art and it gave me good experience and understanding of the UK illustration market.
Apart from commercial job as an artist I regularly take part in social activism and charity projects, such as Really Free Market initiative, human right organization Viasna and Draw For Dogs charity project, because I strongly believe that illustration is a great instrument to share my ideas and try to bring to the world something beautiful and important.
I enjoy working with traditional and digital media. But most of all I like to experiment with mixed techniques.
In my creativity I was influenced by creepy characters of LAIKA studio, quirky Neil Gaiman books and the magical Harry Potter world of Joanne Rowling.
I always look for inspiring projects and amazing books to illustrate. If you have some interesting proposals, please contact me.