Australian Niki Fisher grew up in a small town at 450 km from Sydney – called Tumbarumba – which was one of those place enriched by typical small hubs characteristics: good conversations and everyone that know everybody. When she was 15 though she left off to Sydney where she then studied design, and never abandoned it from then on. Although she did have a crack—that lasted the most part of a decade—at racing her mountain bike, in Australia and overseas. Now Niki works out of a small studio in Melbourne, working for a handful of clients and making and selling art prints.
When not at her desk designing or making art, she is riding her bike or seeking solace in the high country—where she hopes to return to for good one day.
As an illustrator Niki is represented by the Illustration Room, to whom she explains; “ (…) Previously my style has been more varied and the different things that have influenced me are reflected in my work. I have tried to switch off from external influences and just focus on my own language, so to speak. This has made a huge difference in how I work. Rather than collecting reference and research material before I start on a project, I sit down with my sketch book and ban myself from looking at anything. I don’t think about what is correct with proportions and perspectives or the finer details, rather I just work until I am happy with the composition, the objects and how the colours are working together.
Clients include: Harper Collins, Lonely Planet, Caffe Nero, Tourism Australia, ARTSNSW, Monocle Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Inside Sport, Redbull and the Australian Football League.
To view more of Niki’s work, go here.