Illustrator Monika Jurczyk goes by the moniker Monsie, under which she illustrates a world of her own through bold colors, playful lines, and strong shapes. As a nomadic creative, Monsie’s adventures have taken her everywhere from Spain to Japan and Vietnam, from the US, to France, and now to the windy Edinburgh, where she splits her time working on more personal work, and commissions for clients such as Adobe, The Guardian, and Vans, to name a few.
Monsie’s signature style is built of simple forms in bold colors, and highly considerate compositions
With her bold and colorful style, Monsie captures the viewer, pulling you into her world that feels abstract and familiar, yet adventurous and whimsical. Monsie’s work takes you on a trip or at least makes you dream of one. And surprisingly it was the creative’s own adventures that made her pick up drawing again, as she made the switch from photography to illustration when she started keeping a visual travel diary while traveling in Asia.
Where Monsie’s talent lies, is in minimal execution to larger concepts. The devil truly is in the details, while the details are sparse.
Often centering stylish, beautiful, and independent women in her works, Monsie plays with shapes like an ever-evolving geometric puzzle, while her compositions and thoughtful color schemes keep things in balance. Where Monsie’s talent lies, is in minimal execution to larger concepts. The devil truly is in the details, while the details are sparse.
Below you can enjoy some of our favorite works by Monsie – but make sure to follow the illustrator on Instagram for weekly inspiration!