Tuan Nini came to Bucharest from Malaysia in 2006 to study at Unarte. After graduating, she works as an illustrator collaborating with advertising agencies, publishers and production houses from Romania, Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S. Her work has been published by DOR, Condé Nast, Time Inc, and Great Star Shanghai, and she is currently working on a fully illustrated middle-grade book with Simon & Schuster.
Nini explores time and human gesture in her work in frame-by-frame animation, and the art of visual storytelling in her comics describing her daily life observations.
She loves learning from other creatives, appreciating the individual perspective and personal journey yet inevitable universality of creative work across visual art, music, writing, and dance..
As a break from visual work, Nini entertains herself by making tunes on the piano, despite having declared to her dad when she was 8 years old, “I’ll never touch the piano again”. Dad, of course, knew her better.