Hand-rendered illustrations that evoke a sense of place and inspire people to see the potential

Nicolai Kruger is a licensed architect and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. She teaches Visual Communication as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Portland State University, School of Architecture.  Nicolai spent 15 years in architectural practices and has vast international experience including nine years working in Tokyo, Japan. She founded Nicolai Kruger Studio to focus on what she loves and does best: creating hand-rendered architectural illustrations for projects with a global reach.

Working with:

  • Architects

  • Designers

  • Developers

  • Public Agencies


To Produce:

  • Hand-rendered architectural illustrations

  • Concept sketches & design options

  • Sketching in real-time for stakeholder & community engagement

Nicolai was recently interviewed for the Archinect Sessions podcast series. The wide-ranging discussion covers sketching for public clients and what it means to be resilient in the time of Coronavirus.