Nadia Dalphinis is a British Afro-Caribbean illustrator, surface pattern designer and writer from East London. She is neuro-divergent, and considers this her gift, and the foundation of her creativity.
Nadia is very passionate about storytelling and conscious of the power it has to educate and inspire change. She is drawn to colour, textures, expressive lines and patterns which play an integral part in her work. She works digitally using procreate and photoshop and traditionally using; pencils, pens, alcohol markers, watercolours and acrylic.
Her Afro-Caribbean culture is often used for inspiration when approaching her illustrations and is integral to the environments of her characters. Nadia believes representation is important and wants to create characters from a variety of cultures with accuracy and beauty.
Nadia draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of illustrators including Vashti Harrison, Diane Ewan, Sara Ogilvie and Dapo Adeola.