Simona Murialdo’s fashion illustrations deserve more hype. Bold, vibrant, and popping, they have a sheen to them that makes for a mesmerizing effect (just look how she carves a cheekbone!). Aside from traditional illustration, Murialdo also fuses together mediums such as animations, video, and 2D graphics.
“I still cannot work natively in digital,” she admitted in an interview with I Love Illustration, “but will see, never say never.” Her latest project is an illustrative exploration of contemporary fashion, which serves as a fashion visual story. “With illustration, I have struggled a bit to maintain a definitive style and I know this is sometimes a flaw, especially for someone working as a professional,” she says. “Iʼve got a ‘transitional period’ every few years in which I get bored of what I do and search for new fresh inspirations.”
Having studied Graphic Design in Milan and Fashion Illustration in London, she’s now based in Milan where she works as a fashion illustrator and art director, as well as teaches Graphic and Multimedia Design at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni. “I am very fortunate because I work every day with groups of young creative students from all over the world,” she says. “I get to share ideas with them and artistically direct them through different projects.”
Bouncing off ideas with other creatives also means her fashion illustrations are always pushing forward. We’re sure we’re going to see a lot of her in the upcoming years. But meanwhile, hop onto her Instagram page.