Nicole Alesi – Making the Holidays Special with Styrofoam


Illustration commissioned by the Dow Chemical Company as part of their Discover Dow newsletter series. The illustration depicts how families have fun decorating for the holidays with Styrofoam.

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The message of my work is “Pop-Driven, Care-Free.” My style is inspired by pop culture trends in music, fashion and nostalgic references of the 1960s and 80s. I’m a people person therefore, people, especially women, tend to be the main subjects of my illustrations. Living in New York City, I come across something inspiring almost every minute so it’s important that I write my creative ideas down in my sketch book. When I’m satisfied with the result, I scan and finish the image in Illustrator and Photoshop. (Instant gratification, perfect for Pop!) I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Advertising and Design. I also have a background in dance and musical theatre. When I’m not drawing, you can find me performing improv, taking a dance class or obsessing over my favorite TV show ‘Lost.’ I recently opened up a shop on Etsy - You can check it out by visiting I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy creating it!

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