natsumi nishizumi

"Less is more"
Natsumi creates a conceptual
idea with simple and clean
design solutions.
Natsumi's work consists
of simple, organic and delicate
watercolor illustrations and
line drawings.
Natsumi, born and raised
in Japan, is a graphic designer
and studied art and design at
the School of Visual Arts...

Please feel free to contact me
to discuss your projects.
t: 917.238.5580

Natsumi Nishizumi, born and raised in Japan, is a graphic designer and studied art and design at the School of Visual Arts in New York where she was encouraged to explore her artistic sensibilities. After graduating with a BFA degree, she began her career as a full-time graphic designer at Time Inc. Custom Publishing. Since then she has worked with a variety of clients including magazine publishers, non-profit organizations, and retailers as a freelance art director/graphic designer to create high-quality design solutions.

Natsumi is also an illustrator. In 2010, she partnered with Tiny Prints to create personalized stationery including greeting cards, holiday cards and party invitations which incorporate her illustrations. Her work consists of organic, delicate and simple line drawings and watercolor illustrations which reflect her deep inspiration from nature. Living in New York City gives her the chance to mix elements of the natural world with ideas from contemporary art, design, fashion, and architecture.

2003 Graphis New Talent 2004 winner
2003 Honors Graduate: The Rhodes Family Award
2003 Type Director's Club 49 Second Prize
2002 Type Directors Club Scholarship Recipient
2000 National Drawing Association Scholarship Recipient

selected publications
2003 Type Directors Club Typography 24
2003 Graphis New Talent 2004

press (magazine & online)

At home Magazine
( Fall 2009 )

Body + Soul Magazine
( March 2010 )

Daily Candy
( June 24, 2009 / March 18, 2010 )

Design*Sponge ( June 11, 2009 )