Nien-Ken Alec is a Taiwanese 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
The Chronicle of Higher Education/ Hammerson, UK / Patreon, Inc. / Bob Cut Mag