Feifei Ruan
CLEVER RUSE - Pattern Design

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
An Asian mythology style scarf, with a Mulan-inspired heroine. Commissioned by Illumicrate, for celebrating the 3rd anniversary.

How was the illustration used:
70x70in Printed Scarf

How did you make this work:
The client wanted to pay homage to Disney-Mulan. So besides the main character, we also hid the "dragon" and the "cricket" among the flowers. More than a pattern, we wanted to make it playful and give people a bit surprise.

Commissioner Name :
Daphne Tonge
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Feifei Ruan is a Chinese illustrator and visual storyteller based in New York City. She studied visual storytelling and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. Her works can be seen on book covers, magazines, websites, merchandise, and murals. Her style ranges from eastern classic to science fiction and fantasy.Her clients include Penguin Books, Harper Collins, Albert Whitman & Co, Boom!Studios, BuzzFeed News, Tor, Variety, The Jim Henson Co, School of Visual Arts, HCB Health, BBC Studios, Mercedes-Benz, and Fendi Baguette.