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Ella Tjader

Ella Tjader's Photo - International lifestyle & nature illustrator. Zurich

Engagingly intricate, yet with a light touch to it, Ella Tjader’s artwork is gorgeous and decorative, making it ideal for a whole range of lifestyle and fashion-based applications. Intertwining organic and floral elements draw the viewer in, ensuring her client’s message hits the mark.
Born in Lithuania, Ella is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and is influenced by vintage Scandinavian illustration, nature and the environment. She studied at the Vilnius School of Economics, but later did a graphic design course via the online college Sessions.edu. That’s how she discovered Adobe Illustrator, and armed with a Wacom tablet she began building up her portfolio, winning clients in publishing, fashion, retail and more.

Approach

After reading a brief, Ella generates her concept and slowly brings together her composition, colours and overall style. She’ll go through her thoughts with the client, take on board the feedback and begin drawing using Illustrator. Sometimes, she’ll work on a sketch first, scan it and trace it using the vector application.

Style

Feminine, elegant, modern, detailed, intricate and light, Ella’s style is usually based around line work, though sometimes she’ll use brushes in Photoshop to drop in some vibrant colours. In addition to illustrations, she creates surface designs – seamless patterns and prints that continue the organic themes in her work.

Client list

Ella’s clients include Henkel, Victoria’s Secret, Target, Nivea, Mattel, La Perla, Hugo Boss, BBH London, Ogilvy London, Nylon and more.
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We worked with Ella for the second time now on an editorial illustration that required a lot of creative input as we ourselves weren't quite sure how to transform our idea into an illustration. Ella was simply perfect for the job, went with our idea, put her creativity into it, truly understood what would fit perfectly with the style of the magazine and then adapted it to our requirements. The creative and very easy way of working together (great communication, always on time with roughs and final art) and the beautiful results were the reasons why we worked with her together again and will definitely ask her again for another project.
Kerstin von Glowacki, Ma Vie magazine (Germany)
It was just perfect to work with Ella on our editorial project, a special edition for watches. I fell in love with her illustrations and was determined to bring together the combination of actual photography and her style of illustration. The briefing phase was easy, but the following adjustments required some intense work. Ella handled the situation quiet, very professional and was open for my ideas. Her creative approach and our needs met in a beautiful artwork and I'm very happy with the outcome. I would love to work with her again, and would definitely recommend her for other projects.
Henrietta Lienke - Art Director , BUNTE (Germany)
Working with Ella was a wonderful experience. Not only was she fully collaborative and contributed wonderful ideas to help elevate the project but the level of preparation and detail she showed was invaluable. I always knew that we were one-step ahead of any changes my client might have and always felt confident that we could deliver under the tight timeline . Her illustrations have the perfect mix of whimsy and sophistication and the quality of her work speaks for itself, but Ella's personality and professionalism is what made the experience a real pleasure.
Nicole Ellerton, kbs+