Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

In a trend cycle where “flat” is favored, it’s nice to see someone doing interesting things with texture. Simone Noronha is a designer-illustrator currently working at Franklyn, a Brooklyn-based creative studio. In her recent work on Funnelcake, an educational iPad app, Simone pairs retro-feeling texture with pitchy colors for some interesting results:

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

A few more favorite pieces—both textured and not—from Simone:

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Fantastic piece of life advice and a smart rendering of Bantjes’s words.

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Portrait of Mike McQuade

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives
Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

 

Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives
Illustration by Simone Noronha, via Badass Lady Creatives

I initially found Simone via this Dribbble shot, which I am obsessed with.

See more of Simone’s work on her website, or follow recent updates on Tumblr and Dribbble.