I am an illustrator and a cat enthusiast born and raised in Boise, ID. Not only do I love cats, and have two of them, I also love squirrels and other furry animals and they almost always find their way into my illustrations. I’ve created artwork for a wide variety of projects--from album covers to cartoons, patterns for children’s rain boots and backpacks. My medium of choice is working completely digital in Photoshop on my Surface Pro. I am heavily inspired by all of the Nickelodeon I consumed as a 90s kid and illustration styles from the 1950s and 1960s. My art has been described as a mix of soft feelings and humor which explains a lot since I laugh while I work and cry when I watch baby animal videos. When I’m not drawing you can find me building fancy homes in Minecraft or pretending to be a pirate with my twin brother in the game, Sea of Thieves.
Clients: Lone Cone, Ravishly, Idaho Humane Society, Boise Bicycle Project, Story Story Night, Bicycle Times Magazine, and many more.
Melissa Washburn is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer based just outside Chicago in Northwest Indiana. She grew up in upstate New York, but has lived in the Midwest since 1996. She creates layered, expressive mixed-media illustrations, often inspired by nature.
Melissa holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from Binghamton University (SUNY) and an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University Bloomington, and has completed several Illustration classes through the Continuing Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a 2012-2013 recipient of an Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. She is also a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, worked as Art Director for Group 7even in Valparaiso, IN for two years, and is one of the founders of CSA Valpo, a unique co-op buying program for local art and artists.
For inquiries about purchasing or commissioning original artwork, please contact me directly. In Northwest Indiana, fine art work is available through Society Collection in Valparaiso and Thaddeus C. Gallery in La Porte.
A limited number of prints and original pieces are available online in my Etsy Shop.
Laura is an illustrator and printmaker working out of Austin, TX. She is the owner of Fisk & Fern, a little paper and household goods company featuring her silly and strange characters. All her work is hand drawn using an army of pens and pencils. There’s always a good dose of silliness in her work, and hopes to make people chuckle and smile through her goofy illustrations.
She has worked with Uncommongoods, Land’s End, Urban Outfitters, and other retailers.
Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Daily Candy, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Edible Indy, Giftware News, and the food in jars blog, among other wonderful places.
I’m a designy-illustrator and lettering artist. After working at several design firms in Chicago, I decided 20 years ago to start my own practice.
My client list has included Lyric Opera of Chicago, NIPSCO, Towle Theater, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Abbott Laboratories, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and Wild Dolphin Foundation, Hawaii.
My work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Uppercase Magazine, Graphic Design USA, Logolounge and more.
I currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for South Shore Arts and am proud to have been a member of their board for over 15 years. I’m also the Professional Programs Director for Society of Typographic Arts. I graduated from Ball State University with a BFA.
Sarah is a freelance illustrator based in Philadelphia. Born and raised near Chicago, she received her BFA in Painting and Art History from the University of Illinois. After many years designing for the advertising and non-profit worlds, she turned to illustration where her love for drawing and design converge.
Sarah's work balances a love of handmade and digital processes for a fresh, artful approach. She's inspired by the stories behind everyday experiences, with a focus on food, exploration and good spirits.
Alexis is an artist and illustrator raised on the Pacific Northwest coast and now based out of the SF Bay Area. She earned her BA in Painting from Portland State University and her MFA in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute. She loves gouache, ink, and making pixels look like gouache and ink.
I’m an illustrator and lettering artist in Chicago, that specializes in custom illustrations and artwork that will make you and your customers smile.
I studied fine art and creative writing, and this love of words and images made publishing a perfect fit, so I’ve spent over 14 years combining the written word with illustrations in books, articles, and pages. When I started lettering in 2014, I realized that drawing words and text for lettering pieces was the perfect way to combine my two passions! I love combining illustration and graphic design on client projects to help give innovative fun solutions that break out of the regular corporate doldrums. Let’s smile and brighten someone’s day instead, yeah?
Current and past clients include: Chez Benoit French Bistro, Law Offices of Scott Shapiro, Aulys Editorial, CC Fliou Apothecary, Jump Trading, and other small businesses and individuals.