Hi, I'm Laani!
        
 I am a professional illustrator and designer based in Toronto, with a special focus on graphic illustration, editorial work/content creation, and children's books. 

I often hear that people say my illustrations are joyful, and this excites me because in my work, I've always strived to highlight the shimmering layer of magic that is woven into our ordinary world. 
I love walking the line between playfulness and mysteriousness. 

I studied fine arts at NSCAD University in Halifax, the oceanside city on Canada's east coast. There, I did everything from graphic design, to ceramics, to designing and making woollen winter coats. In 2014, I graduated with a BFA with a major in Textile & Fashion Design. 

Since, I have dived fully into the dynamic world of illustration where I am continuing to grow into the world of children's literature, while also working on exciting content creation and editorial projects as a freelancer. Recently, my work has been featured with CBC Arts and in Uppercase magazine. 
      
For inquiries, licensing, commissions, or just to get in touch, 
you can reach me at:  laani.heinar (at) gmail.com
Select clients and features include: CBC Arts, Uppercase Magazine, VEMU/Estonian Studies Centre, Kotkajärve Metsaülikool/Forest University, Estonian Music Week Festival, 2019
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Exhbitions 
Upcoming
Mad Ones Gallery Toronto - Poster Design Show,  August 2019
Packing Your Imagination CANSCAIP conference - Children's Illustrators Showcase, Toronto, October 2019
Past
Mad Ones Gallery Toronto - Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Show,  July 2019
CANSCAIP Children's Illustrator's Exhibition, May 2019
EKKT Toronto - Annual Art Exhibition, October 2018
Art Square Gallery Toronto - Silver Moon Group Show, March 2017
Cardiff MADE Gallery, Cardiff UK - Floribunda Exhibition,  April 2016
Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff UK, March 2016
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