Check out Romanian illustrator Aitch’s richly patterned work to steal glimpses into a world rooted in nature and fantasy. “My main sources of inspiration are nature and traveling,” she says. “By visiting and living in different corners of the world, I’m exposed to the culture and aesthetics of those places. I ultimately try to express all this information through a wistful, distinct filter of my own.” After graduating with a degree in graphics from the West University of Timisoara, in Timişoara, Romania, she worked at Leo Burnett Laeufer for three days before deciding to set off on the path of freelance illustration. Since then, she has worked with high-profile clients such as L’Occitane en Provence, O2, Starbucks and Penguin Random House. The secret to her success? An adaptable Eastern European heritage, a habit of moving somewhere new every two years and “an affinity for synthesizing all pretty things that cross my path.”
This Philadelphia-based illustrator creates highly tactile realms in his work.