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Krystyna Ewing
Illustrator

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

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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Eniola Odetunde
Editorial Illustrator

I’m Eniola, a New York based motion designer, illustrator, and animator. With my experience in creative development and production, I bring my love of design and illustration into each project. When I'm not perfecting pixels, I enjoy kicking ass in pub trivia, visiting museums, and watching so many movies (some of them good). I love working and collaborating on a variety of projects. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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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.

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.

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.

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!"

Kevin Sparrock
Illustrator/ graphic designer

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

Jaida Guy
Illustrator

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

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.

Tomekah George
Illustrator

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

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

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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Naimah Thomas
Illustrator and Therapist

Naimah is a Chicago-based visual artist, art therapist, and licensed professional counselor. Naimah’s clinical work and art practice often explore the intersections of art and mental health, primarily in BIPOC communities.

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.

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.

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."

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."

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

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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Imani Danzy
Dynamic Digital Illustrator

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

Chidinma Ego-Osuala
Illustrator

Chidi, Nigerian, growing

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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Jardley Jean-Louis
Animator/Illustrator

I'm an artist, animator and filmmaker from Queens, NYC. Pronouns - They/Them. When not creating, I'm bingeing on true crime & The Read podcasts, playing The Sims 4, and inconsistently learning French.

Stormy Nesbit
Illustrator

I am a passionate graphic designer and visual storyteller here to offer my skills and services to you.

Jerlyn O'Donnell
VP, Design Director

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

Michael Hall
DOPE - Digital Operator Pencil Electric

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shanee Benjamin
Illustrator | Art Director

Illo artist from BK. Clients: Netflix, Twitter, Spotify & more

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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.

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.

Chris Herod
Illustrator, Writer, Ancestral Vindicator

I have over 30 years of professional illustration and 10 years of brand strategy experience with a variety of Fortune 300 organizations. Most of my personal work is political and Pan African. I am looking to center my passions with any collaborative opportunities going forward.

Ashley Fountain
3D Artist/ Generalist

Hi There! I am a 3D Artist, but am very versitile and am able to work in 2D and or traditional work as well.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Christopher Brown
Illustrator

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

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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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.

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.

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."

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."

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Naomi Silverio
Illustrator

Dominican illustrator with a focus in portraiture and lettering.

Ashley Blackwell
Illustration Papi

In my 4 year career as a freelance graphic designer, I have honed my branding, research, and illustration skills. I am adept in concept design, project management, final design implementations, and having a great time!

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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

Paul Hebron
Illustrator & designer

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.

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!

Wilshley Coleau
Character Design

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

Yusupha Kolley
UG Graphics

Young experienced creative designer with over 5 years of experience.

Anna Laviniere
Illustrator and UX Designer

I'm an Illustrator and UX Designer keen on cartoons and character design each with a unique style.

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!

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!

John Russouw
Graphic, multimedia designer

My name is John and I communicate visually. For me, Graphic Design is art with a purpose. I’m obsessed with the aesthetic expression of concepts and ideas and creating fascinating works that meet all visual communication needs. My best interests involve conceptualizing creative and systematic plans to solve creative problems. My end goal is to turn dreams and ideas into realistic revelations by designing with passion

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.

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.

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."

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.

Tiffany Hughes
Illustrator and Layout Artist

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

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.

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."

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."

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!"

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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Margarett McBride
Illustrator

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.

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."

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!"

Elisa Bell
Creator of bold surface pattern designs

I'm digital artist and surface pattern designer. My work incorporates bold color, playful hand-drawn elements, "in your face" statements and a mix of structured vector illustrations and hand drawn creations.

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.

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.

Thomas Caldwell
Graphic Designer/ Illustrator / Story-Board Artist

At the age of two, I drew circles on my mother’s expensive heels on my road to becoming an artist. The next twenty years were dedicated to mastering understanding visual storytelling. By learning a variety of mediums, I am a creator that produces bold and illustrative work.

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.

Ki H
Branding and Graphic Designer

I help guide wellness, empowerment, & spirituality focused Black women business owners to clarity with modern branding & illustrations.

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.

Julian Strayhorn
Senior Designer

I'm an illustrator by association and a designer by inclination. When I'm not doing the 2 I'm working on my own cosplay outfits. Happy to create awesome stuff with you.

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.

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.

Jessie Francis
Scene Build Artist, Animator and Illustrator

Creative, enthusiastic, and driven; I am a first class graduate from Arts University Bournemouth with a passion for character-driven storytelling and animation. I possess a keen interest in history, culture and travel, as well as an enduring eager willingness to learn. Specialisms include: Creative Development and 2D Character Animation. Generalisms include: Character Design, Writing and Editing.

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.

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.

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.

Justin Irabor
2d Illustrator and Character Designer

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

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