Hello, I'm Nisnow, and welcome to my portfolio! I do a lot of stuff, from illustration, graphic design, and organizing zines. I love experimenting with new things and learning anything I can.I focus on illustrating the magic in the mundane through bright colors, detailed backgrounds, and dynamic lighting. I'm currently working on an original steampunk-fantasy slice-of-life illustrated novel called The Clockmaker's Daughter about how an engineer rekindles his love for his craft while raising a family by himself. The drawing above is the cover :)

Illustration

graphic design

steamworks family

A story about how a marine engineer rekindles his love for his craft while raising his family consisting of a chaotic daughter, war-machine-turned-housekeeper, and a lazy dragon dog.

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NISNOW STUDIOS

Nisnow is an illustrator and writer based in Seattle, WA focused on stories of slice-of-life steampunk/fantasy through bright colors, detailed backgrounds, and dramatic lighting. They are currently designing their own original illustrated novel, The Clockmaker's Daughter, about how an engineer in a post-apocalyptic world regains his love for his craft.

credentials

Illustrators of the Future Semi-FinalistWriter, Artist, and Designer of original illustrated novel The Clockmaker's Daughter (set for 2024 release)
Project lead of Full Steam Ahead! zine
Project lead of Beyond the Sky: a Xenoblade Chronicles travel zine
Organizer of Winds of Hoenn Pokémon fanzine
Cover Artist of Our Greatest Treasure: Paldea Pokémon fanzine
Promotional illustrator for Nomtendo: Nintendo Cookbook
Character Artist for Ghostfire Gaming
Illustrator for Man on the Internet (YouTube Channel)

original artwork

fan art

booth setup

merchandise

about

Nisnow is a 23-year-old software engineer, freelance illustrator, totally-sane writer, and graphic designer based in Seattle, Washington. They love drawing slice-of-life illustrations in fantasy and steampunk settings with bright colors, dramatic lighting, and detailed backgrounds.They have worked as a freelance illustrator and character designer for private clients, YouTube channels, and gaming companies, and are the project lead for the Full Steam Ahead! zine and Beyond the Sky: a Xenoblade Chronicles travel zine. Nisnow is now working on their own original illustrated novel.Other than drawing, they enjoy worldbuilding, creating languages, making terrible clever puns, reading obscure Wikipedia articles at ungodly hours, and spreadsheets. Nisnow can never get enough coffee and boba tea.Ominous third-person writing aside, you can reach out to me at phantomnisnow@gmail.com or through Instagram direct messages.

awards

Illustrators of the Future Semi-Finalist

projects

Writer, Artist, and Designer of original illustrated novel The Clockmaker's Daughter (set for 2024 release)
Project lead of Full Steam Ahead! zine
Project lead of Beyond the Sky: a Xenoblade Chronicles travel zine
Organizer of Winds of Hoenn Pokémon fanzine
Cover Artist of Our Greatest Treasure: Paldea Pokémon fanzine
Promo Artist for Nomtendo: Nintendo Cookbook

clients

Ghostfire Gaming
Man on the Internet
Total Party Chill
Everingot Almanac

upcoming events 2024

Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, WA (Feb 29--Mar 3) - AA Table B-19
Sakuracon - Seattle, WA (March 29--31) - Exhibitor TBA
Norwescon 46 - Seattle, WA (March 28--31) - Art Show
Momocon - Atlanta, GA (May 24--27) - Table AA-418
Lilac City Comic Con - Spokane, WA (June 1--2) - Table TBA
San Diego Comic Con - San Diego, CA (July 25--28) -
AA Table BB-13

past events

Rose City Comic Con - Portland, OR - Artist Alley 2023
Kumoricon - Portland, OR - Small Press 2023