I WAS TRAINED TO BE A FASHION DESIGNER, I LOVE ILLUSTRATION THE MOST.
Welcome to my page.
I am Ping He, I’m a freelance illustrator and originally from Shanghai, China. At the moment I’m working and living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I love to work with traditional media, however I do use digital techniques from time to time.
When I moved to Europe, I had the opportunity to study perfumery in Grasse, France. I love making room fragrances and scented candles in my spare time too. I even appeared on Dutch television to talk about my collection.
I think it’s important to give back to society. I have managed to donate many English books to a local school in Yuyao City, a rural area in China. They have a few hundred books in English now!
I love to discover new things, tell stories and listen to stories. When I was a little girl, I made up many stories which helped me in my creative development.
Every single day I tell myself to have faith, dream big, think big and know that everything is possible.
I am grateful for what I have and I am always trying to improve my skills and increase my knowledge every day.
I have learned to be kind to myself and to others. I give myself time, space and all the necessary resources to grow and fulfill my dreams. I am honest and true to myself.
I love to paint with a traditional look. I think it has something to do with my Fine Art Study background. I love fashion and nature. And I like to play around in my studio with new mediums. Collage, paper cutting, markers and acrylic.
If you don't see me working in my studio, I am probably out in the countryside picking some flowers, or busy on my balcony growing vegetables or roses.
I am inspired by the colors, shapes and the many memorable objects of daily life. Sometimes, it lush colors, and other times it could be a minimal Scandinavian color palette.
I have attended several universities and art academies such as The Shanghai Textile University, The Akademie Vogue and Wackers Academie in the Netherlands.
I love to travel and I love fashion. I also like to cook and do some gardening. My love for flowers brought me all the way to Amsterdam, which I now call home.
When spring is here, you will find me designing, installing and maintaining my balcony and roof top, because I like to make improvements and see how easily my urban garden can bring peace and tranquility to my life. My work is mainly focused on editorial pages, children's books, home decor, stationary, Kid's toys, pattern design and gifts.
Below a glimpse of my rooftop flower and fruit garden