Pimlada is an illustrator based in Thailand. She has loved to draw ever since she was a kid. Her earliest memory of drawing was when she drew her pet dogs and tried to capture their movements through quick sketches. At an early age, she found the process of making art to be an endless journey of fun experiments. She knew that she wanted to create art for a living and followed her dream of working in the creative field.
Pimlada studied Textile Designs at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, before returning to Bangkok where she worked as a knitwear and freelance surface designer. Her love for drawing led her to pursue further training in narrative arts. She went to study illustration in New York and received MFA (Illustration as Visual Essay) from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. She is currently working as a surface pattern designer and illustrator in Bangkok.
Pimlada‘s inspirations come from nature and organic forms of plants. She also loves studying the decorative details of architecture, antique objects, patterned textile, vintage posters, cabinet cards, and children books. Pet dogs and rabbit are her little muses for character designs. She usually starts her design and illustration process with researching on the topic and selecting colour palette. Then she tries different compositions and layouts by sketching small thumbnails on paper. Next she develops the chosen layout into a descriptive drawing before scanning it on to the computer and colour the artwork digitally.View Full Bio