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Turine Tran

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Vietnamese artist Turine Tran’s imaginative children’s illustrations are inspired by some of the Victorian greats like Arthur Rackham, yet she’s established her own unique style which is charming, elegant and popular with clients who love her nostaligic, painterly approach.
Though she grew up in the hot, busy and crowded city of Saigon, Turine loves escaping to the countryside, particularly when the weather is dark and moody, and nature and the environment are important in her work. As her career has progressed, she has enhanced the fantastical and dreamlike qualities of her work, becoming a skilled visual storyteller. Turine studied design in Vietnam, before going to the School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore and then the Edinburgh College of Art for an MA in Illustration.

Approach

Working both traditionally and using digital media, Turine includes hand rendered and digitally painted elements in her works. She enjoys exploring new techniques, creating rich textures to help set the mood in her artworks.

Style

Soft, enchanting, nostaligic – Turine’s work feels like it’s been rediscovered in a dusty attic. Her illustrations are full of whimsical lines and forms, given life by paper textures. She goes beyond cute and cuddly to create characters that are also vulnerable and unpredictable, not behaving how adult viewers would expect them to.

Client list

Turine’s clients include Saatchi & Saatchi, Harper Collins, Calisto Publishing, Scholastic, Oxford University Press, National Geographic, Leo Burnett, Samsung, Zizzi and more.
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Fraud Myths
Turine Tran works her magic for Which UK
Fraud Myths
A Customised Birthday
Turine Tran works with DMS Agency on an illustrated birthday pack.
A Customised Birthday
The Magic of Twinings Tea
Turine Tran illustrates for Twinings Tea with Saatchi & Saatchi Milan.
The Magic of Twinings Tea
The Story of Nian
Turine Tran illustrates a classic Chinese folk tale for Harper Collins.
The Story of Nian
Père Noël
Turine Tran works with Transcontinental Media in Canada to produce a big book for Christmas, Le merveilleux monde du Père Noël.
Père Noël
Magical Moments
Turine Tran produces a magical poster for Phoenix Group Bangkok.
Magical Moments
Night Sprites
Turine Tran illustrates Sam Hay's 'Stella and the Night Sprites' in full magical glory!
Night Sprites
Gail Armstrong, James Grover, Sharif Tarabay and Turine Tran are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2015
Gail Armstrong, James Grover, Sharif Tarabay and Turine Tran are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2015
Tran in Vietnam
Turine Tran exhibits with the Saigon Artbook this week.
Tran in Vietnam
Ming and the Caterpillar
'Ming and the Caterpillar' illustrated by Turine Tran is published by National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning in the US).
Ming and the Caterpillar
Witch Girl
Witch Girl
The Snow Queen
Turine Tran illustrates a production poster for The Snow Queen.
The Snow Queen
A Crayola Campaign
A Crayola Campaign