Justine Shirin

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My name is Justine Shirin and I am an editorial illustrator based in Vilnius, Lithuania. My style is a combination of minimalistic airiness and provocative drama, putting the viewer in the position of a curious eyewitness. The compelling details I put in my drawings tempt the eyes to wander, getting your mind to tell a story of its own.

My background as an architect allows me to use axonometry, colours and textures in my favor, creating a feeling that goes beyond the surface of a beautiful drawing. You’ll see a lot of double meanings and cognitive juxtapositions. My illustrations are meant to raise curious questions. Is the watermelon salesman just napping, or..? You tell me.

Some of my clients include American news site Quartz, French magazine Les Echos, Wepower company, Berry App, Lithuanian magazine Nemunas, publishing house Dvi Tylos, Eureka! bookstore, magazine Kaunas pilnas kultūros, Vilnius University, And studio design agency, New! creative agency, Not perfect design agency, Imagine design studio, cinema Kino Deli and Downtown Food Hall, Kaunas city municipality. Also I belong to the community of Art and Design Foundation, my name is in the list of Women Who Draw page.

Justine Shirin