Illustrator Ryn Frank enjoys flowers, tea, drawing, and daydreaming. Recognized for her hand-drawn fine line illustrations, her creations tend to be minimal, drawn using black ink and a sketchbook. Inspired by nature, flora and fauna are constant themes throughout her work, but also houses and kettles, which add a layer of coziness to her illustrations.
Frank is also a big fan of slow living and makes sure that her work as a freelance illustrator is well balanced. “I’m an early bird and like taking time to have a coffee and to let my brain start wakening naturally,” she described her routine in an interview with Freelance Wisdom. “I then go out running first thing into the countryside with my dog which completely focuses me and clears my head. I can then get back to the studio feeling refreshed for 9am ready to focus.”
She adds that she’s a big believer in the Swedish philosophy of “lagom,” meaning “just the right amount” and finds that balancing her day while focusing on one task at a time as well as taking breaks helps her productivity. When she is not in her studio by the sea, Frank can be found out walking with her dog, sketchbook in hand taking inspiration from the countryside and coast where she lives.
Her life philosophy seems to be working, and with more than 26k followers on Instagram as well as clients that include Anthropologie, Tesco, and Lonely Planet, her brand is well established.