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Fashion Illustration Danielle Meder Danielle Meder is a fashion illustrator specializing in live runway sketching and sophisticated designer paper dolls. Sketching at fashion weeks in New York, Paris and London, using both traditional and digital media, she has developed a spontaneous, elegant style in the tradition of Joe Eula and Kenneth Paul Block. Her live runway sketches have appeared in Women’s Wear Daily and FLARE. She has been photographed drawing at fashion shows by The Sartorialist and The New York Times. Her paper dolls have been commissioned by New York Magazine, Bloomingdale’s, and The Hudson’s Bay Company. Homeschooled in a log house built by her parents on a farm in rural Ontario, Danielle became interested in fashion through costume history books she found at the library. She first started drawing paper dolls as a small child. After graduating with honors from the School of Fashion Design at Ryerson University in 2006, Danielle failed to launch. She somehow self-sabotaged every full-time fashion design job interview she got. She worked at a part time retail job and as a temporary production assistant while blogging, against the advice of her professors.

Her website, Final Fashion, ended up becoming the catalyst for her future career. Displaying her drawings began to interest potential clients, and she began to get small fashion illustration gigs. When she got laid off from her retail job, she decided to rip up her resume and print business cards instead. Since then she’s taken on many different types of work with clients all over the world. The projects she’s done include editorial illustration, instructions for home sewing patterns, game avatar design, fashion writing, teaching, speaking, consulting, costume design and performance art. From 2010 to 2012 she moved to London, United Kingdom where she continued her career and practiced her live runway sketching technique at fashion weeks in Paris, Milan and Berlin. Now she lives in the Junction neighborhood of Toronto with her studio nearby, and she travels to New York each fashion season. She continues to share her illustration projects and writing at

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RADmag Issue 00 - Alumni Edition  
RADmag Issue 00 - Alumni Edition  

RADmag 00 — The launch issue of Ryerson Art + Design Magazine (RADmag). Featuring Alumni work from: the School of Image Arts - Photography,...