Whooli Chen Taipei

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Taiwan based illustrator Whooli Chen takes creative cues from a whole spectrum of places and styles: from London to Taipei, from the Vienna Secession to nature and Art & Crafts movements. Using pencil first and then digital techniques to add color, Whooli’s work has a softness in keeping with the surreal nature of her creations. The dreamy, organic atmospheres in Whooli’s work have led to her collaborating with many brands, most recently designing a sustainable kids’ collection for H&M. While in London studying for her MA, she befriended a fox whom she’s missed ever since and led to her pseudonym, Whooli, which means fox in Chinese. We spoke to Whooli about her work, what inspires her, and why she likes to leave room for interpretation.