I'm practiced at listening and observing. While my practical experience includes art direction, design and illustration, it also includes focusing on the creative objectives needed to achieve positive results.
Margarett McBride, based in NC but originally from MI, is an Artist, Developmental Psychologist, and Children's Book Writer. She enjoys studying, writing, and drawing stories that remind her of her childhood, exemplify the life of Black youth and families, and more.
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.
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 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 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.
"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 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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
"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 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.
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
"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!"
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 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."
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
"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."
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.
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
"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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!"
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.
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.
"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!"
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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!
"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.
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.
"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."
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.
"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.
"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."
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.
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.