Nien-Ken Alec Lu is an illustrator based in San Francisco.
His passion of communicating through visual image inspired him to pursue his career as an illustrator. After receiving his BFA in Illustration he started to create illustrations for clients from magazine, newspaper, book and advertising campaign to personal commissions.
His style incorporates lively color and graphic shape to create engaging narratives and fun-to-look-at characters. His thoughtful process starts with many pencil sketches on papers to experiment different possibilities to create the most effective visuals, then finalizes them with color and texture digitally.
Awards and Recognitions 3x3 Magazine No.16 Honorable mention | 2019 American Illustration 38 | 2019 RAW artists CONNECT SF | 2018 American Illustration 35 | 2016 Academy of Art Spring Show | 2016
Clients IDEO / Visa / Unicef / The Chronicle of Higher Education / Hammerson, UK / Patreon, Inc. / Bob Cut Mag