Hello, I’m Mei-Li Nieuwland, also going by the alias Liea [ lee-ya ] online. I'm doing freelance illustration from a small apartment-turned-studio in Amsterdam.
As an artist I'm self-taught, but my academic background is in artificial intelligence and cultural anthropology. I have copious amounts of love for science & tech, learning languages, games, food and fashion, and these all fuse in an ambition to create images that are both "good to see and good to think".
I work 100% digitally using an Intuos 4 Wacom tablet, Photoshop CS5, and Easy Paint Tool SAI. Recently I've also been experimenting with gouache.
If you’re interested in hiring me for commercial or editorial opportunities, or if you have any questions about my work, please shoot me an email at the address below. Thanks!