Bringing Happiness to Home

Annie Chen is an artist based in Vancouver & Squamish. She created LEMONNI – an art and design studio in 2013 with the idea of bringing happiness to home through patterns and colours. She loves using motifs with crisp lines and colours with a soft retro palette in her designs. Annie’s style has been described as whimsical, playful, and reminiscent of the 60s. Her work is often inspired by nature and her love for animals. 

LEMONNI also represents Annie’s alter ego – an identity that she adopted to represent who she is under the Eastern and Western influences. She was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada at the age of 15. As a kid, Annie loved collecting beautiful paper and packaging. Her parents thought she was hoarding junk. In retrospect, she was just trying to appreciate good design. 

From Academia to Artistry

Annie’s creative journey has been a long and winding one. Like many other Asian kids, she was expected to do well in school so that she could become a doctor or a lawyer. Getting good grades was all she knew. She wasn’t given much freedom to find her passion, until after university she spent some time in London working and traveling. London’s art and culture scenes helped Annie discover that she loves design, and inspired her to pursue a creative career. She spent the next few years honing her design skills. It was in 2013 that she founded her own art & design studio LEMONNI. Since then, she has collaborated with many international brands such as Crate & Kids, LG, Debenhams, as well as lent her artistic flair to a diverse range of projects, from crafting product designs to painting murals.

For a comprehensive look at Annie's extensive portfolio, check it out here.


If you're interested in commission work or collaborations, please email annie@lemonni.com or fill out the form below.

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