"From the moment I was approached to collaborate with Nikki Duong Koenig, I knew it was a perfect fit. I immediately loved that Cykochik bags are each truly unique pieces of portable art, and that they are made from vegan leather and eco-friendly. I also welcomed the opportunity to step outside the comfort zone of my usual intricate drawings, and creating a design that was interesting and bold in it's simplicity. It's an honor to be a part of this project!"
Jody Pham-Gurke is a freelance illustrator living in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in creating intricate pen and ink drawings intertwined with her love of human anatomy, flora, nature, underwater creatures, imaginary city-scapes, and organic lettering. She takes great pleasure in creating pieces full of contradicting clean lines and inky disarray that invite the viewer to take a closer look. In a world consumed by all that is digital, she finds incredible beauty in the lost art of pen on paper. Her current obsessions are drawing live at art events, working with birch panels, and experimenting with printmaking.