Maggie Li is an illustrator with a penchant for mid-century graphics and bold colourful prints. 

Where did you train, and what did you specialise in?

Illustration at Kingston University.

What's your favourite tool?

My Wacom tablet. 

What techniques do you use most?

Most of my work is digital, but I try to create handmade textures that I then scan in.

What’s your favourite piece you’ve created?

My Travel illustrations for Le Monde were fun to do and I’m pleased with my recent work for Pick Me Up. It’s been a while since I had time to do any personal work.  

What computer packages do you use?

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Which clients have you worked for? Where have you exhibited your work?

I’ve worked for a wide variety of clients, including Time Out, Google, Wired, The Sunday Times, Le Monde, Conde Nast and Eurostar. My work has been exhibited at the Pick Me Up show at Somerset House, and the Hayward Gallery.

What inspires you?

My peers.

Favourite websites / blogs?

Pinterest, for all the wonderful things from design to what I’m going to have for dinner.

Illustration for Wired magazine