Meet our talented artist Florian Nicolle

On choosing Free A Girl as our first charity, we were well aware of the sensitive nature of the topic of sexual slavery, and wanted to be mindful of creating impact with our inaugural scarf, without losing any of its beauty. We knew we needed an artist that was able to portray the journey of the innocent victims. Florian was the ideal collaboration.

Florian Nicolle is a talented graphic artist, who has worked on global campaigns for sports legends Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, as well as Nike, Nokia and Puma.

From time to time we will introduce you to people who are key to the success of The Silk Project. They could include the artist, people from the charity, or people like you.

Here’s what you need to know about Florian.

How does it feel to know that your beautiful artwork can impact so many people for such a good cause?
It makes me very happy to know that my illustration is making an impact for Free A Girl. And I think your mission is very generous. Congratulations!

When you were working on our image of 14-year-old Soni, how did you feel?
When I am creating a portrait, I try to capture the emotion of the image. With Soni I could really feel for her story and I think it shows in the illustration.

How did it all start for you?  How did you begin illustrating?
I’ve been drawing since I was 10. I studied graphic design at university and discovered that illustrating was my true talent. On leaving university I quickly realised the design industry was saturated and found the job search challenging. 
I thought of publishing my work on the internet - mainly on Facebook.
Florian Nicolle on Facebook
I couldn’t believe how quickly my following grew - within one year I was working with Nike!

How do you do your illustrations? On computer or freehand?
I will always start an illustration on paper by hand. Then I complete the portrait on Photoshop.

What other things do you like to do?
Music has always been a big part of my life, first the drums, then the guitar and now the ukulele.

WE have started a movement.

Thank you.
Looking forward to when we next meet.
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Ursula & Isabelle
Founders of The-Silk-Project