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Kellie Marsh
Retro, Pop art and Comic Style Illustrations

As an Illustrator I've been captivated by the study of graphic novels and comic/manga style art since my youth. I use those early inspirations and other influences to create a range of bold, vibrant and eye catching illustration styles.

Katleen Hillion
Art director and Illustrator

"Hello , I’m french art director and illustrator from caribbean but based in France, I like drawing black characters and a lot of things / subjects from our black Community."

Candace Paul
Artist and Illustrator

Illustrated a popular children's book for a former United Nations Representative and Ambassador. The book has sold over 10,000 copies to date.

Imani Danzy
Dynamic Digital Illustrator

10 years illustration experience. I love to create vibrant and dynamic digital illustrations.

Eric Djoumbi
Illustrator / Motion Designer

Eric Djoumbi (pronounced “jum-bi”) is a Detroit based multidisciplinary visual artist. He likes to tell stories through illustration and animation.

Wilnara Kendrick
Artist/Illustrator

Wilnara is an artist with a passion for portrait illustration and creating whimsical children's characters. With over a decade of freelance experience, she is a collaborator helping clients fulfill their illustrative needs. www.jwinkstudios.com

Naomi Gennery
Illustrator & Designer

Naomi is a Bristol (UK) based illustrator and designer. Inspired by a mishmash of influences Naomi likes to take on serious subjects with a playful touch, using collage, bold colours and scribbly illustrations throughout her images.

Jhenne Tyler
Illustrator, Storyteller & Graphic Designer

Jhenne Tyler is a San Francisco based illustrator, storyteller, & graphic designer. A multidisciplinary visual artist, she is well versed in digital, traditional, and mixed mediums, specializing in character pieces that explore different dynamics, relationships, and aesthetics.

L. Llewellyn James
Illustrator, Filmmaker and 3d Computer Model-maker

I have over 20 years of experience in Traditional Illustration with extensive knowledge of 3d Computer Modeling.

Sharifa Patrick
Illustrator

"I am a Toronto based freelance Illustrator. I have a Bachelor Degree in Animation which has lead me to work on multiple projects such as: Reebok Animation industry - 2D Generalist artist Children’s Book’s Street Art"

Dania Wright
illustrator + animator

Dania Wright is a multidisciplinary visual artist and educator. Her primary mission is to celebrate the resilience and beauty of the African Diaspora, and amplify social causes. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

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Mia Saine
Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Mia Saine is a non-binary illustrator from Memphis, Tennessee. They specialize in commercial illustration, brand design, advertisement design, and environmental design. They enjoy normalizing, amplifying, and showcasing the empowerment and happiness of minorities.

Wangui Kariuki
Illustrator

"WaggsTheArtist is a self-taught Kenyan Illustrator, who loves to create portraits. Most of her work centers around Black womxn and nature."

Sharon Stokes
Illustrator

Sharon Stokes is a Brooklyn-born and based illustrator and designer. Her style is influenced by comics and art nouveau. Graduating from The City College of New York with a B.A. in Studio Art, she uses her art to provide social commentary.

Tomekah George
Illustrator

I'm an illustrator and occasional animator who's passionate about bright colours, textures and Black representation in the creative industries.

Shawntel Johnson
CEO + Multidisciplinary Artist

"I’m a self-taught, multi-disciplinary, full time artist based in Columbus, OH. My art often consists of electric colors, unnatural skin tones, surrealism, afrofuturism, sex positivity, eroticism, and influences from the African diaspora."

Shayn Green
Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Hi I'm Shayn! I am an illustrator with a B.A. in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. I am currently based in Charleston, SC. I enjoy creating literary illustrations and stylized portraits. I also like to writing poetry, painting and sewing.

Kevin Sparrock
Illustrator/ graphic designer

I am a freelance illustrator and designer in Miami, FL.

Melquea Smith
Children's Book Illustrator

"Hey there! My name is Melquea Smith (pronounced ""Mehl-kwee-yah"") and I’m an award winning Black female illustrator based in New York. I focus on drawing animals and mythological creatures (especially dragons). Color, magic, and strong storytelling excite me."

Rachel Ogbaretin
Illustrator

Hi I'm Rachel. I come up with ideas and art direct or illustrate them. I'm here to tell stories, and make work that people relate to.

Rachel Christie
Digital Illustrator

Rachel Christie is a self taught illustrator based in Orlando, Florida. Specializing in digital illustration, she enjoys portrait work, PR/social media illustration, poster design, and has written, illustrated and self published a children’s book.

Halston Shannon
Brand Designer

Hey there! My name is Halston Shannon. I’ve been offering Graphic / Brand Design services for the past 6 years. I assist business owners with defining their brand identity, while creating excellent marketing materials to attract their target audience. In my leisure time, you’re m

Paris Chumley
Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Animator, Oh My!

"Howdy! I'm Paris / PC in the meat world, Swagginmun online, born and raised in California, and dabbles in many of artistic trades! Of which includes, but is not limited to: illustration, graphic design, animation, storyboarding, and comic making!"

Naomi Harris
Colourful Digital Freelancer

26 year old black, digital artist with an emphasis on colour, character design, and aesthetic. Based in Georgia.

Lauren Taylor
Freelance Comic Artist and Illustrator

I was born in Chicago, IL and I now reside in Indianapolis, IN. Ever since I could remember I’ve enjoyed the art of storytelling. It is my ultimate goal as an artist to create characters and illustrations that highlight the multiple facets of people of color.

Patek Ilustra
Illustrator

"Patek is a brazilian illustrator who uses a colorful flat-vector aesthetics to present afro themed illustrations showing Black People in a positive and cheerful way. Its all about diversity and representation."

Maxine Miles
Princess of pastel, grand dutchess of galaxy, and Confectioner of eye candy

I'm a mixed 22 year old illustrator and animator specializing in galaxies, pastels and cute cartoony styles.

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Akeem Roberts
Animator/Illustrator

Akeem S. Roberts is an illustrator based in Brooklyn. He works as an in-house animator for Holler Studios and contributes cartoons regularly to The New Yorker. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. When Akeem is not working, he likes to eat food (who doesn't?), dr

Antonio Vance
Phenom Illustrations

Started illustrating at the age of 5. Over 40 years of illustration experience, 15+ years of Photoshop experience, and PARAMOUNT when it comes to CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Kendra Mayne
Ace of Illustrations/Animation

"Living in Upstate New York and a recent graduate of 2D animation from The School of Visual Arts; Kendra is creating breathtaking animation and illustrations. Always had a fondness for the arts from a young age, they found a strong connect towards animation and film."

Lawrence Christmas
Illustrator

As a fifteen year veteran of the licensing, toy, and entertainment industry, Lawrence has worked on everything from TeenAge Mutant Ninjas to Looney Tunes.

Kelsey Smith
Freelance Comic Artist

I'm Kelsey, Black lesbian and a Cartoonist & Illustrator.

Keisha Okafor
Artist & Designer

Keisha Okafor is an artist and designer that creates vibrant and fun patterns and illustrations. She has worked with clients including Piccolina Kids, IGN and AARP, and is excited to work with more awesome people!

Krystyna Ewing
Illustrator

"I draw things And I never have any idea about what I should put in these things"

Justin Irabor
2d Illustrator and Character Designer

Webcomic Maker. Illustrator. 2d Animator. Lover of masks (yes, literal masks on faces)

Benjamin Torres
Creative Director/Illustrator

Ben began his career with Hasbro Toy Group, acted as brand visionary for a spectrum of iconic entertainment brands such as Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Transformers, Pokemon and many more. He has consulted on various movies and tv shows and has illustrated for Marvel & DC.

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Isis Rouzier
Illustrator

"I'm an illustrator for digital and pixel art. Looking for work related to children books or game dev related projects. My expertise are background, animals, and nature."

Jaleel Hudson
Illustrator

Jaleel Hudson is a Freelance Illustrator in the UK who specializes in portraitures, especially of a diverse range. She is able to be versatile in her style to accommodate to a brief's specifications. Aside from portraiture, she also specialising in food and narrative illustration

Jaida Guy
Illustrator

Simple easy quick cute illustrations. I'm just trying to see where my art takes me

Jaelen Upchurch
Graphic Designer

"Hello! My Name is Jaelen Upchurch and I'm an Illustrator and Graphic Designer from the Bay Area. I am interested in packaging, print, and digital design as well as freelance illustration opportunities. Some of my outside interests are video games, anime, and screen-printing."

Dyona McQuay
Graphical Illustrations

I started my drawing skills since I was a child, and have evolved from creating illustrious works into becoming a passionate graphic designer. I designed a book cover, participated in art shows, designed logo and album covers. I am continuing my studies at Columbia Chicago IL

Dawn McQuay
Fantasy Illustrator

I'm an illustrator & self- author from the south side of Chicago, and is currently in early production of my very own show involving black/poc werewolves. I enjoy creating vivid, colorful works of art! And is able to draw humans, animals, anthro's, & environmental backgrounds.

Cyan Daly
Freelance Illustrator

Cyan is a NY based illustrator with an affinity for color. In her art, she draws information from her own cultural experience, the city around her, and brightly colored poisonous animals.

Kyle Rush
Illustration

I’m am illustrator and designer currently based in Oakland, California. I graduated from Academy of Art University with a BFA in Illustration. I am currently a designer at Kaiser Permanente working on a wide range of projects.

Danielle Elysse
Artist/Illustrator

A native New Yorker, Danielle received her BFA from New York University’s Steinhardt School in 2014. She continues to live and work in NYC. Danielle works with traditional and digital media to make large scale and detailed pieces inspired by children’s book and mythology.

Cheryl Thuesday
illustrator

British illustrator splitting her time between Brooklyn, New York and a small town in New Jersey. I love working with bold and vibrant colors. I specialize in editoral and book covers.

Dane Lofters
Graphic Designer

I am a Gator Grad with a degree in Visual Art Studies. I enjoy the creative process and I have experience working for a variety of organizations, small businesses, and as a freelance designer.

Chidinma Ego-Osuala
Illustrator

Chidi, Nigerian, growing

Chiamaka Nwoye
Illustrator

Hello! I’m a Nigerian illustrator based in the UK. I love drawing people and and always try to make sure a lot of life to my illustrations! I am currently a second year illustration student at the University for the Creative Arts.

Chanté Timothy
Illustrator

Chanté Timothy is a published illustrator born and raised in London. Chanté’s first book debut called “A Black Woman Did That” by Malaika Adero helped kick start her passion for children’s book illustration. Her work line art is hand-drawn and coloured using Photoshop.

Carmélia Brissi
Illustrator/2d animator

Carmélia is passionate about animation and loves to design interesting and appealing characters. She graduated from the classical animation program at the Vancouver Film School.

Gregory Buissereth
Published author-Illustrator

Gregory Buissereth, Chicago native, published author-illustrator, filmmaker, youth-worker, and “forever student”. With years of experience in both community services and media production, Greg's creativity is fueled by his enthusiasm and love for community, comedy and design. Wit

Nimah Gobir
Oakland Illustrator + Painter

I'm the daughter of two Nigerian immigrants. Raised by a single mama and a textbook middle child, I create art that explores my identity as a black woman. Through paintings and installations, my work teases out both the nuances and shared experiences of being black.

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Robert Spencer
Digital Artist

Hello, I’m Robert Spencer a digital illustrator from Queens, New York. I credit Dragon Ball Z with sparking my interest in art at a young age. I’ve grown into a versatile drawing inspiration from moments in pop culture and the black experience.

Jeremy Paten
Co-Creator and Collaborator at Collection of Collections

I am a storyteller who shares my tale using the visual narrative as an avenue to express my feelings and to relate to the world around me. My hope is for my work to span cultural barriers and be accessible to any audience.

Axie Cruz
Freelance digital artist

I am Axie, a 23 year old Afrolatino 2D digital artist located in Houston, Texas. I plan to finish my bachelor’s degree in digital media in the future, & most of my work is centered more around character illustration and/or character design.

Allison Richmond-Leeth
Freelance Illustrator

Hello! My name is Allison, a freelance illustrator looking to expand her reach in her community. I have multiple social media accounts where I like to share my work. I also have a blog, and an Etsy shop where I sell my designs.

Angel Ford
Illustrator and Designer

Hello, my name is Angel Ford and I'm an illustrator and designer based in St. Louis, Missouri. I love creating vibrant and colorful characters and environments. My work depicts diverse characters and stories, that promote positivity and awareness of racial and social issues.

Alessandra Mukasa
Digital Artist | Games Art Student

"Hi there! I’m Alessandra, 23, and from England Currently a university student at Norwich University and Design, and hope to enter the games industry. My art is digital and I love to paint portraits as well as character design. I’m also looking to learn more!"

Cheyenne Varner
Graphic designer + Illustrator

I'm a doula, designer, photographer, and writer in Richmond, Virginia. My niche is illustration work related to reproductive health. I run The Educated Birth, an online shop of birth educational materials, including Everyday Birth Magazine.

Magali Razafimahazo
Graphic Illustrator | Women Empowerment | Fashion & Interiors

Humble fashion & interior Malagasy illustrator based in Canada. I use art to spread love. I want people to feel loved and important when they look at my artwork. Remember: you are loved and you are worthy.

Shiku Wangombe
Badass Designer (Multiple Styles)

"Hey I'm Shiku, I'm an artist and designer, who also happens to be trained as an architect. I can do illustrations in a variety of styles from photorealistic to abstract to minimalist. I would love to work with you on your next project!"

Delores Eddington
Digital Illustrator

Just an illustrator helping people build their brands, and meeting new creatives while I do it. I'm also a comic book expert so drop some superhero quotes!

Naomi Silverio
Illustrator

Dominican illustrator with a focus in portraiture and lettering.

Jerlyn O'Donnell
VP, Design Director

Jerlyn is an author and digital artist living in NYC. She has been published in Vice and ESPN.

Jerrard Joseph
Digital Vector Based Illustration

Jerrard Scott Joseph ( Yusef Abdul Jaleel ) is a Production Artist located in Yonkers, New York. Yusef has over 20 years experience creating digital artwork for Print Production and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Design and Multimedia from the City College of New York.

Keenan Dailey
Digital Painter and Illustrator

I am a multidisciplinary afrofuturist artist and designer. My work focuses on disenfranchised and marginalized communities. Using empathic systems design thinking, I seek to analyze the ways in which systems of oppression work to destroy and dismantle those very communities and forge harmonious design solutions to help ease and eventually end those communities' suffering.

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Christopher Brown
Illustrator

I am a Chicago based Illustrator who specialize in Vector Art. I love creating movie posters, portraits, and cartoons.

Aliyah Campbell
Editorial illustrator

Aliyah N.C. is a Jamaican-American artist and illustrator with a B.F.A. in graphic design. She is most experienced in designing for health and wellbeing but is also open to opportunities in education, publishing and magazines. In 2018, she received the Social Actions Initiative Award by the SWS, as apart of the Health and Migration project.

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Chelsea Ellis
Graphic Illustrator

Accomplished illustrator with four years of freelance graphic art experience and strong proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign software. Demonstrated strengths in customer service, creating illustrative logos and cartoons, designing graphic images for screen printing, and identifying growth opportunities.

Sage Youngblood
Designer + Illustrator

Sage Youngblood (she/her) is a visual artist, designer and illustrator based in Portland with experience in digital media, creative agencies—specifically with sports and entertainment clients—, food & beverage, and non-profit work. Inherently drawn to political and social issues, Sage is active in organizations centering queer POC experiences including Red Dot Campaign and New Women Space.

Destiny Simmons
Bold Illustration GAWD.

"The Bold Illustration GAWD (AKA Destiny Simmons), is a genderqueer artist based in Philadelphia, PA. They create some cool stuff, they love experimenting with crazy color palettes, everyone seems to love them.

Reyna Noriega
Visual Art

"Reyna Noriega is a Miami-based Black and Afro-Latina visual artist, author, and educator who works across a variety of mediums, from graphic design, to painting, digital illustration, and photography.

Daveia Odoi
The Happy Illustrator™

Hi, my name is Daveia (pronounced Day-Vee-Yah) and I'm an illustrator who loves to create happy and cute characters that shine. My design work is clean, clear, functional and fun. It's the result of God given talent mixed with professional training, delivered in a spirit of excellence!

Yusupha Kolley
UG Graphics

Young experienced creative designer with over 5 years of experience.

Shabazz Larkin
Illustrator / Frame-by-frame animator / Writer / Creative Director

"Shabazz Larkin is an American artist, painter, writer, illustrator, book-maker and product designer. He has worked as an art director for many creative advertising agencies, working with many of the world’s largest brands from Pepsi to Sean Combs, and helped Barack Obama launch the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, his first initiative after leaving the White House.

Lauren Sloan
Graphic Designer

As a designer, I strive to be effective. I desire for people to see my work and become curious. I achieve this by constantly analyzing designs, layouts, and questioning exactly what makes other pieces of work successful allows me to become more effective.

Grace Enemaku
Independent Illustrator

"I'm a Nigerian-Irish designer and illustrator from Dublin, Ireland. A lot of businesses struggle to make brands and content that people find engaging.

Teshika Silver
Illustrator and Graphic Designer

"Hi! I'm Tesh and a Black queer femme illustrator with over 15 years in the industry. I create logos, custom designs and illustrations for anyone from non-profit organizations to small business entrepreneurs. My latest projects include rebranding for AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC), illustrations for Sixty Inches From Center and the Chicago Reader."

Malaz Karar
Illustrator and character artist

"Malaz Karar is a Sudanese illustrator and character designer based in Maryland, and a recent immigrant to the US. experienced in 2D digital medium.

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Kevin Rooi
Tropical Typographer

"I’m just your friendly neighborhood tropical typographer!! Born in the Caribbean, now living in the Netherlands. During my time in the Netherlands, I found a fondness for visual, graphic design, branding, and typography.

Joanna Davis
UX Designer and Illustrator

I’ve been a visual designer and illustrator for over 12 years

Cornelius Washington
Art Director & Illustrator

Cornelius ‘Hank’ Washington is a designer and illustrator born and raised from Mississippi that helps passionate people and teams tell stories in a bold, brave, and vibrant way. With almost 10 years of experience, Hank worked as a multi-disciplined designer with brands that include: A3C Festival, TGI Fridays, Dicks Sporting Goods & more.

Tiffany Hughes
Illustrator and Layout Artist

Designer of 10 years aiding in the creation of communication through design

Michael Hall
DOPE - Digital Operator Pencil Electric

Degree in Fine Arts with a focus in graphic design. 35 years of illustration. Wacom, Watercolor master.

Melissa Mathieu
Illustrator and graphic designer

My name is Melissa Mathieu and is an illustrator and graphic designer. My own style includes mainly incorporating black girls pastel colors and '' cute'' look.

Kiana Henderson
Graphic Designer & Illustrator

I am a black artist born and raised in San Diego, CA! My style can fit many niches and it is heavily inspired by anime and video games. If you’re looking for a fun and creative style look no further!

Toni Gajadhar
Children's Illustrator

"Hello, my name is Toni and I am an illustrator based in sunny Trinidad and Tobago. I have been working as a freelance illustrator since 2019 but I used to manage an art gallery here in Trinidad for a few years before that, so fine art and traditional art are huge influences to me.

Natasha Z Francis
Illustrator, Animator & Visual Development Artist

"Hello! I'm Natasha. I want to bring more good ideas into the world. I primarily work in a digital format that combines traditional processes with 2D & 3D methods, that are inspired by historical + fantasy aspects. Graduated from Kingston School of Art with BA Hons in Illustration Animation, my goal is to entertain, continue growing as an artist, and finally be able to play guitar hero on expert mode."

Samantha Viotty
Experience Designer and Illustrator

Sam Viotty is a designer, creative strategist, and illustrator based in Washington DC. She is an Experience Design Associate on The Obama Foundation's Education Team where she uses design thinking to create opportunities for young people across the country.

Julia Johnson
The Graphic Design GODDE$$

My name is Julia and I'm a self-taught graphic designer who specializes in illustrating 'moods'. Most of my work centers around black women and wellness.

Sean-Paul Adams
Vector Cleric

I'm a vector-based illustrator with going on 12 years of experience that is deeply invested in creating a style that blends the Japanese anime aesthetic, video game and geek culture with my own voice and experiences as a 1-st generation black American.

Bill Masuku
Comic Book Artist and Writer

"Nommo Award nominated comic book artist. I am a self-taught freelance digital artist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. My focus areas are character design, storyboarding, concept art and 2D game asset design.

Michael Moorer
Data Scientist for Social Good and Creative

"Michael Moorer Jr. is an African American creative, and data scientist whose research intersects race, social justice, coding, and big data whose grass roots originates from Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Christopher Matura
Digital media designer

HI! names Chris been certified graphic designer for 4 years and now certified multi Digital media designer this year. i work on mostly illustrator work whether its calligraphy or doing logo design work.

Mónica Chelo
Digital Illustrator & Painter

I’m from Panamá but currently living in Mexico City. I’m a digital illustrator and painter. My art mostly depicts women and lately I’ve been working on different themes and situations.

Tasanee Durrett
Storyteller of Visual Stories

"Each of us has a story. I use drawings to portray stories that evoke memories and engage moments. Every story I tell exposes knowledge that may or may not have been known before. I am a one-line artist, meaning I use one continuous line to create my pieces. Why one-line art? Because there is a certain beauty in minimalist storytelling that lacks the attention that it deserves. My motivation for my current series called ""Crown"" stems from the mis-representation of Black women's hair in today's society and the fight for the decriminalization of Black hair and Black representation."

Wilshley Coleau
Character Design

I'm a Haitian-American Character Designer from South Florida. I attend UCF's SVAD program specializing in Experimental Animation.

Jessica E. Boyd
Digital Illustrator + Brand Strategist

I'm an award-winning brand strategist-turned-digital illustrator who helps amplify authentic Black-centered businesses and socio-cultural initiatives.

Ankita Gupta
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