Amsterdam-based illustrator Milou Neelen loves to combine all that meets the eye. Her signature feminine illustrations, patterns and typography have been used throughout Scotch & Soda collections, featured in ELLE magazine, exhibitions and more.
Milou's diverse use of materials and techniques go hand-in-hand with her mash pot of inspirations: she loves to combine unexpected themes. What happens if you mix Warhol with traditional Nepalese patterns, wait and see.
Besides hands-on illustration work, Milou’s passion and talent lie in branding and building concepts from scratch, using moodboards as her medium. This trend forecasting mindset often comes hand in hand when sparring with clients about new projects.
After a series of exhibitions and freelance work, Milou gained graphic design experience during a three year commitment to renowned fashion brand Scotch & Soda, where she designed prints and patterns for many collections, as well as trims and marketing material. Since 2013, she has been working independently.
Portrait shot by the amazing Iris Dorine Westra