To celebrate Women’s Day and continue to push for equal pay, recognition and gender representation in the creative industries, we are showcasing the work of these mind-blowing talented female creatives that have inspired us so much throughout the years.
The artists below didn’t only develop a unique personal style but also had the courage to reflect upon sensitive subjects such as maternity, mental health or spiritual development with touching openness and honesty. We admire their forwardness and celebrate their work today and always.
In a mainly male-dominated design and tech industry, female references set examples for future generations. Their efforts and achievements make way for other people to follow their aspirations beyond their gender, race or any other social prejudice.
Seville-born artist Marie Medem creates unique, fantasy-like atmospheres. Her characters enjoy comforting moments of tranquillity in dreamy settings made of colourful gradients. Maria sees herself as a storyteller and she tends to create narratives with her illustrations, whether it’s a graphic novel, a gig poster or an editorial commission.
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Photographer Nadine Ikewere became the first black woman in history to sign a cover for Vogue in 2019. Her fresh work is characterized by capturing diversity, often featuring models with non-normative beauties who claim non-hegemonic cultural forms.
Madeline’s drawings, paintings and ceramics revolve around the subject of motherhood with a distinct absurd, intimate and honest perspective. Based on her personal experiences, she depicts everyday domestic situations which show the interdependence between a mother and a child. Be ready to laugh and cry all at once.
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Pepita is an Argentinean cartoonist and illustrator. In her drawings, she narrates stories of her life as a Latina in New York and talks about mental health and intersectional feminism. Pepita keeps an illustrated “crying journal” and is an activist of the right and need to cry more.
More of Pepita’s work.
Korean food stylist Suea left her job in fashion to explore her true obsession with food. Her playful, imaginative designs range from buttery scale models of Le Corbusier’s chairs to airbrushed cakes. She aims to surprise guests with a distinct aesthetic and make them interact with food in new ways.
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