My name is Lisa Manuels and I’m an illustrator from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Elle Aime is pronounced like my initials and it means ‘she loves’ in French – the perfect name for my brand/shop, as I make, sell and do things I love!
If I would need to describe my work, I’d probably say things like: animals in cute outfits, miniature paper characters and lots of colour + detail. Oh, and a bit of storytelling.
Besides making miniature animals out of paper or drawing digitally I love to inspire others to draw and create more. I try to do this by teaching workshops, organizing drawing challenges on Instagram and by designing and selling a box filled with prompts, goodies and inspiration for everyone who likes to draw (called the Elle Aime Tekent box).
If you’re looking for an illustration, have an idea for a fun collaboration or if you’d like to see my wholesale catalogue, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Some previous clients I have worked for are Flow Magazine en Flow Lemonade, 101woonideeën, ‘Veel plezier!’ (Rotterdampas magazine), Genieten (PLUS magazine).
In my Etsy shop you’ll find my illustrated products, like postcards, pins and wrapping paper. My work is also available in different shops: