“I see life in colour,” declares fashion illustrator Veronica Collignon, and looking at her portfolio full of light, colourful imagery, it’s hard to argue. Her quirky sense of fun carries over into her artwork, but it’s underlined by great talent, professionalism and her expert technique.
Originally from Mexico, Veronica has lived in Paris and Madrid, but is now based in New York where she has a range of clients in fashion, retail, advertising, cosmetics and more. Two of her favourite influences are the illustrators Garance Doré and Izak Zenou, and she worked with the latter for two years.
Veronica took the Fashion Studies programme at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, and later gained certificates in Fashion and Fine Art from Parsons The New School.
Projects begin with Veronica learning about her client and the audience they want to reach. Research is key, before she plays with different looks and ideas, and then settles on the best composition. After the sketching comes her favourite part – adding the colour.
Whimsical, colourful and fun are words commonly used to describe Veronica’s style. Her work has the feel of classic fashion illustration about it, with impactful graphical forms, a gestural style and lovely brushwork and inking.
Veronica’s clients include Elizabeth Arden, Barneys New York, Claudie Pierlot, Renaissance Hotels, Vins de Provence, Shu Uemura, IWC Schaffhausen, Monica Vinader, Clinique, Cosmopolitan, Macy’s and a.k.a. Cedric Salon.