Illustrator | Designer | Afternoon Tea Enthusiast
“A collection of illustrated musings that encapsulate my life’s loves.”
Alexandra illustrates what inspires her. From detailed installations of baked goods, delicate china teacups and fine lace napkins, to quick, rendered fashion sketches of favourite outfits, unique vintage finds and original Alexandra Nea designs.
Together with her beloved botanical illustrations, her whimsical Fashion Bridal Portraits capturing the wedding party in all their exaggerated fashion finery, as well as The Enfant series, showcasing the magic of childhood in illustrated vignettes.
Australian born, Sydney based, Alexandra Nea Graham holds an Advanced Diploma of Fashion Design from The Design Studio, East Sydney Technical College, Sydney.
She has worked the past decade in the Fashion Industry, both locally and abroad, as a Senior Fashion Designer at labels Ted Baker in London, Collette Dinnigan and Little Joe Woman in Sydney, as well as being the Director of her own internationally stocked and recognised fashion label, Alexandra Nea.
The creation in 2011 of illustrated recipe blog The Art of Afternoon Tea saw a return to drawing for Alexandra and after two years in 2013 she made the switch from the commercial fashion design world to become a freelance illustrator and designer. All her favourite recipes and foodie illustrations can still be found over on the RECIPES page.
Currently, Alexandra is working private commission and commercial illustration and fashion design projects around being a Mum. Clients include The Races.com.au, The Australian Turf Club, Mecca Cosmetica, Elle Magazine Australia, Myer, Pacific Fair, Westfield, Cotton On, Dermalogica, Mode Sportif, Bec & Bridge, Steven Khalil, VAMFF, Wedded Wonderland. Click through to CLIENTS to see her latest projects and EVENTS to view all the action from her live illustration events.
Alexandra Nea was named by Harper’s BAZAAR as one of Australia’s top 12 Fashion Illustrators to follow in 2015. Her illustrations have been featured in publications including CHILD Magazine, delicious. Magazine, Home Beautiful Magazine, Madison Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine, SHOP Til You Drop Magazine, Sydney Wedding Magazine, Modern Wedding Magazine, Modern Wedding Hair + Beauty Magazine, Bride to Be Magazine, WHITE Magazine, Wedding Celebration Magazine, Complete Weddings Melbourne Magazine, Borealis Fashion Art Magazine as well as numerous online sites and blogs. Click through to PRESS to see the latest coverage.
Alexandra Nea bookings for live illustration events as well as the creation of bespoke illustrations for private or commercial purposes can be made through this website. Please contact Alexandra for further enquiries.