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Spot illustrations for Buzzfeed Reader's review/excerpt for Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, The Serial Killer

Zakiya Noel
illustration of Paperback design for Dr. Deborah Plummer's 'Some of My Friends Are....' for Beacon Press
illustration of A project from Stadium Goods introducing their Block by Block Initiative which amplifies black voices during these constant and evolving movements for change. (2020)
illustration of A location in Ari Aster's Midsommar that I felt was it's own character within the film
illustration of Willingly getting lost in a labyrinth of never ending stories.

Books, Book, Maze, Labyrinth, Comfort, Sanctuary
illustration of A conceptual edit in response to the visuals from Troye Sivan's Bloom lyric video

asl, sign language, hands,
illustration of Conceptual poster for the National Book Festival

books, storks, delivery,
illustration of personal inktober project of combining my love for hands and sign language

asl, sign language, hands, gestures,
illustration of I'd still find a way to trip on something even if I was able to float
illustration of A small homage to Miles Morales from SpiderMan: Into The Spiderverse

sunflower, nikes, air jordans, sneakers, high tops, flowers, movies,
illustration of spot illustrations for Buzzfeed Reader's review/excerpt for Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, The Serial Killer 

mystery, suspense, literature, thriller,
illustration of Conceptual take on Zendaya's 2018 Met Gala look honoring Joan of Arc. The Met Gala's theme being 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination'
illustration of Troy from Spike Lee's Historical Period Drama 'Crooklyn'

movies, film, simplistic, minimal, new york, brooklyn, 1970s, BedStuy,
illustration of An abstract representation of reaching towards a goal whether it be by a ancestral community or by one individual
illustration of 1/4 images from Buzzfeed's '8 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Depression As A Black Woman' during their Mental Health Week
illustration of 1/4 images from Buzzfeed's '8 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Depression As A Black Woman' during their Mental Health Week
illustration of Conceptual take of Jordan Peele's mystery/thriller 'Get Out'


tea, hypnosis, consciousness, mind, mentality, film, movies,
illustration of Melanie from M.R. Carey's thriller, 'The Girl with All the Gifts'

books, book cover, fiction,
illustration of A personal rendition of a possible location Little Nemo might find himself in.

Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, Finding Nemo, Adventures in Slumberland, Dreams, Surreal, children,
illustration of Radio Raheem from Spike Lee's drama/comedy 'Do The Right Thing'

Movies, Film, New York, Brooklyn, 1980s, BedStuy,
illustration of Conceptual book cover/wrap for Julio Cortazar's 'Hopscotch'

Rayeula, typewriter, morse code,
illustration of Variant version of a conceptual book cover/wrap for Julio Cortazar's 'Hopscotch'

Rayeula, typewriter, morse code,

Profile

Zakiya Noel is a Caribbean-American, New York native and based illustrator currently focusing on editorial illustration. Through obscure landscapes and the use of negative space within compositions, their work brings forth a quiet and stark ambiance.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Silhouette, Stylized, Texture, Whimsical

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Historical, Information Graphics, Landscape, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Sci-Fi, Still Life, Web Illustration, Lifestyle, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Environmental, Urban