Nikki Farquharson for M·A·C - Design Bureau

Nikki Farquharson for M·A·C

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

By Justin Ray

Something tells me we will see much more from London based freelance graphic designer and illustrator Nikki Farquharson. She's not afraid of color, which we like, and we're not the only ones. She's already amassed a resume of high profile clients such as Malibu Rum, Nike and Ellesse Heritage. 

A simple image search of the 2008 University of the Arts London grad's name reveals that her strong multicolor aesthetic translates to an array of projects. The designer begins with artwork on paper, using pencils, fine liner pens, color markers, and magazine cut outs. She then transfers her designs into the digital world with photography and an A2 light-box. She plays with shapes and patterns to make eye-catching works which often emphasize the beauty of mixed media.

The designers says, "I did a lot of research on Salvador Dali while I was studying art in school. Surrealism and Dada are two of my favourite art movements. Herb Lubalin was a great inspiration for typography and graphic design during college. My first dissertation was a comparative analysis between the works and lives of Marcel Duchamp and Damien Hirst because the themes within their work interests me."

Recently, she designed special edition M·A·C Illustrated Bags for the makeup brand. The bags, available in petite and small sizes, show off her trademark play with patterns and hues that would make any fashionable woman's jaw drop. They are available online, at Nordstrom and various M·A·C distributors. 

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