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Project developed with Amy Milligan from Illo Agency

This year’s edible flower craze allows us to explore the dynamic shapes, colours, and textures of these beautiful blooms in a whole way: by cooking with them! I recently worked with Amy Milligan to create illustrations that explore this fun new craze.

In the illustration above, I developed a celebration of edible flowers like hibiscus, roses, nasturiums, mint, and more. We imagined this work for a forward thinking cookbook project or fun package design.

I wanted explore the dynamic forms and colours of edible flowers that would excite any diner and envision this work as a spread for any cool cookin’ publication like Bon Appétit.
Here you can see a few line drawings that showcase the process of cooking with edible flowers, from picking to preparing to presenting.

These could be used as spot illustrations or for instructional use.

Last but not least, make it pretty. 


Alysha Dawn is a freelance illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario where she shares a studio with a calico cat named Fran. She originally studied Graphic Design and then moved on to receive her BAA in Illustration. Her work has been featured in the American Illustration Archive.

Everything Alysha creates has a unique personality. Though she enjoys simplicity, Alysha is also passionate about detail in her work, ensuring that the viewer can discover something new with every glance. She has a passion for bold shapes, bright colours, and zooming in on very busy environments to find the humour or seriousness within a scene.

What you can expect when working with her: A new project begins with a thoughtful brainstorming, sketches, and research as she establishes a concept for the product or illustration. Her designs are then ready to be fleshed out in a medium that best suits the brief (including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, and other traditional methods). You can be assured that all projects will be completed within the timeline.

She currently spends a lot of her time in her studio working on new projects, cooking, vintage perusing, crafting, and finding weird pebbles on long walks. She would love to work with you next. Email her with any inquiries you have or just say hi!

Previous Clients: Adidas, Uniqlo, Bissell, Princeton University, Rogers Centre, Target, Indigo, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Metrolinx, Shoppers Drugmart, Winners, Marshalls, Walmart, Thermos, Winkreative, and many more.


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