Thanks for dropping by! I'm an illustrator, living and working in the heart of The Mission in San Francisco, California. I would love to tell you that I live with a dog, but I don't. I just have massive amounts of dog envy. I have a husband though. He's pretty cool.
Like many artists, I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil. Lucky for me my parents are both creative, so I always had plenty of support (and art supplies). Here's six-year old me tearing it UP at the school book fair poster contest.
That's the Grade 1 champion right there. Look at that game face! (Mental note: Never use my elementary school as a security question.)
Naturally I put my mad poster-making skills to use throughout school. In my final year or high school, when other seniors were leaving early, I filled out my day by taking four art electives. The art program was pretty solid. We did block printing, metal working, stained glass, photography, and ceramics, to name a few. By that point art school was all but inevitable.
After graduation I landed at Savannah College of Art & Design, where I studied video production and discovered a love for sequential art, aka comics and storyboarding. Art AND storytelling? That's a good combination.
After that, one of my classmates got me a job which is how I fell into graphic design. I loved it because I got to do cool creative projects for big name clients, and of course since I was coming up with the concepts, I made sure I got to illustrate at every opportunity.
Which basically leads me to now, because I'm still illustrating at every opportunity. My head is filled with countless things I want to draw and techniques I want to master. I left the world of graphic design two years ago to illustrate full time. But as the saying goes, you can take the girl out of graphic design, but you can't take graphic design out of the girl (that's it, right?), so I'm constantly calling on my (two! yikes) decades of experience in print, web, and brand identity design.
Whoa are you still reading? Holy cow, you rule!
My favorite thing in the world apart from drawing, dogs, and my husband (not necessarily in that order) is traveling. I especially love sketching in new places. Check out my sketchbook if you haven't already!
I've been to ten different countries so far (twelve if you count airports but who does that?) and three continents, so I've still got a long way to go to catch up with my grandmother, who used to send me postcards and presents from all over the world...places like Kenya, Egypt, and Mongolia, and a few countries that don't even exist anymore.
I'm unbelievably happy to work in a field that lets me create beautiful things and go to cool places.
I'd love to hear from you!
Keep in touch!
For all licensing and commission inquiries, please contact my agent, Lilla Rogers Studio, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington Post, Jimmy Patterson Books, Sasquatch Books, Running Press, American Library Association, The Weather Channel, Weather Underground, Houghton Mifflin, The US Environmental Protection Agency, Up With Paper, Little Skein in the Big Wool
+ The Washington Post
+ Bravery Magazine
+ The Bold Italic
+ 2018 Lilla Rogers Studios Global Talent Search Special Studio Award Winner
+ Fjällräven Kånken Art Contest
+ Bravery Magazine (juried selection)
+ Telly Award, Creative Direction for a series of diorama-based commercials for Weather Underground
Digital, watercolor, & gouache
Rome, but San Francisco's pretty cool.
His Dark Materials (The Amber Spyglass if I have to choose one)
Favorite Disney movie?
No contest. 101 Dalmations.
What would you be if you weren't an artist?
What's the weirdest thing you've designed?
Temporary tattoos. I also designed a plush groundhog.
Coffee or Tea?
Currently obsessed with iced Royal Milk Tea.
Flight or invisibility?
Invisibility. I can just sneak on a plane.
Control weather or animals?
Give me all the puppieeeeees.
If you had one wish (and don't say world peace)?