Based in Russia, Julia Dreams is a graphic designer and illustrator whose love for travel draws her toward the natural world — a subject that much of her work revolves around. She has a clear preference for designs with floral motifs and illustrated greenery that reflect her love for the great outdoors.
The name, Julia Dreams, was actually inspired by a Pink Floyd song of the same name, an expressive melody written by Roger Waters back in the 1960s. Julia identifies with the song and it helped to shape the persona of the online marketplace she’d one day establish for herself.
Julia got her start as a designer and illustrator while she was still in college. She was working on getting her degree in graphic design when she took note of a website that dealt in digital illustrations. Being an illustrator herself, Julia decided to build an outlet for her own illustrations and graphic designs. Over the years that have passed since, she’s seen her online business evolve and expand as the market for her particular illustrative style has grown.
The bonus? She’s doing work that she absolutely loves — every day of her life. Julia regularly experiments with a variety of techniques and painting materials that enable to her craft unique illustrations and themed collections. Her style is one that takes an organic and feminine approach to design, often with highly-detailed line work and a painterly texture. In addition to digital design assets, Julia also sells her prints and patterns as gift wrap, fabric, and wallpaper.
While she works with different media depending on the project, Julia particularly adores working with watercolor paint. One of her most recent releases through YouWorkForThem, Modern Oasis Watercolor Collection, celebrates both her love for watercolors and nature.
“Hand painted with love,” Modern Oasis Watercolor Collection is a series of botanical elements painted in soft hues with a rich, painterly texture. Palm fronds, leaves, flowers, and even the occasional wandering doe take center stage in this gorgeous collection of illustrations.
When we think of tropical design, we tend to envision blindingly-bright hues and vivid patterns that evoke excitement and drama. Modern Oasis Watercolor Collection takes you down a less-traveled path, favoring softer colors in a natural setting. It embraces more neutral tones, like those you’d find during a hike through a secluded valley few tourists ever explore. Modern Oasis Watercolor Collection is beautiful and sophisticated, offering illustrated elegance wherever it’s used.
Julia crafted Modern Oasis Watercolor Collection with versatility in mind, giving graphic designers everything they need to create a warm and inviting tropical atmosphere in their work. This collection includes 28 botanical elements as .png files with transparent backgrounds so you can build your own patterns and designs from scratch. It also provides six textures in .jpg format, enabling designers to add a little extra texture wherever needed.
If you’re looking to craft a design with a scrapbook-like appearance, Modern Oasis Watercolor Collection includes a set of 19 papers and washi tape elements in transparent .png format. Additionally, this collection also offers eight seamless patterns in .ai, .eps, .jpg, and transparent .png formats. It also provides six tile elements and five botanical frames in .png format with a transparent background you can use anywhere.
If you’re seeking a touch of shimmering gold, Modern Oasis Watercolor Collection offers four deer illustrations and five triangles, each available in .ai, .eps, gold .png and transparent .png formats for amazing versatility.
This entire collection is well suited to everything from wedding invitations to event programs, greeting cards, postcards, decor projects, fabric designs, digital art collage, product packaging, logos, merchandise, apparel, labels, tags, posters, marketing materials, stationery, publishing, social media imagery, website designs, mobile applications, and any design project that needs a little outdoorsy elegance.
Julia Dreams currently offers 35 products through YouWorkForThem, a varied collection of beautiful, handcrafted illustration bundles. Visit her portfolio to check out the rest of her work and bookmark it so you can watch for new releases! With the holidays just around the corner, you won’t want to miss out on Julia’s Holiday Season Collection, a series filled with festive hand-drawn elements for greeting cards, wrapping paper, ornaments, and more!