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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.

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."

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.

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"

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.

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!

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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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.

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."

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."

Shanee Benjamin
Illustrator | Art Director

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

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Tyler Barnett
Illustrator and Designer

Tyler is an LA based illustrator and graphic designer. Her creative mantra is “design with empathy” and she thrives in creating vibrant eye catching visuals. Tyler's use of color and texture is where the magic happens.

Yusupha Kolley
UG Graphics

Young experienced creative designer with over 5 years of experience.

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.

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.

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.

Tomekah George
Illustrator

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

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

Stormy Nesbit
Illustrator

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

Brian Blase
DRAWING ILLUSTRATIONS

I'm a creative content writer who enjoys writing Health, fitness, lifestyle, and food blogs. Apart from that I also enjoy drawing, it more of a talent. I use biro pens and eye pencils for my art. I can send you some samples of my work once you review my application

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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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.

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.

Fredrick Mwenja
Elite Art Illustrator

Skilled creative designer with key emphasis in art illustration , bringing art to life is my ultimate goal

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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.

John D Saunders
Web Designer & Illustrator

I'm a Web Designer and Illustrator with skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch focused on providing a stellar user experience to website visitors

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."

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!

Michael Hall
DOPE - Digital Operator Pencil Electric

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

Imani Danzy
Dynamic Digital Illustrator

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

Kelsey Smith
Freelance Comic Artist

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Addie Tully
Illustration

Hello my name is Addie. I been a graphic designe r and illustrator for the past 20 year. I have done work on everything from cd cover to magazine to children's books, animation and comic's. If you need help with any projects let me know.

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!"

Ki H
Branding and Graphic Designer

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

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.

Jody Forte
Illustrator/Concept Artist

17 years spent developing a career in the digital arts, with a key interest in working in character/concept art, but a daily focus on design. As such I've developed a very diverse and flexible style portfolio, allowing me to explore a variety of illustration styles with projects.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Anna Laviniere
Illustrator and UX Designer

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

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.

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.

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.

Brooke Danaher
Digital illustrator and painter

"My name is Brooke Danaher, I am a black artist based in London. I have a law and business background which makes me diverse. I am a good listener and I always follow my clients directions."

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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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.

Jaida Guy
Illustrator

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

Tiye Samone
Children’s Book Illustrator

"Hi ! I’m Ty and I would love to work with you on your project! A little about me : I specialize in cartooning, illustrations, and graphic design. Website | www.ArtByTyPie2High.com Patreon | www.patreon.com/TyPie2High Comics | www.phasecomics.com"

Brittany Moodie
Illustrator

Brittany Moodie is an carribean-American illustrator from Queens, NY. Her art specializes in expressionist line work fleshed out with warm color palettes, while exploring character design and visual storytelling.

Jerlyn O'Donnell
VP, Design Director

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

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.

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.

Naomi Silverio
Illustrator

Dominican illustrator with a focus in portraiture and lettering.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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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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.

Naomi Harris
Colourful Digital Freelancer

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

Waigwe Gichuhi
Illustrator and Designer

I am a life-long enthusiast of the arts and all things design. Its been 4+ years of practicing in many different forms of these two, especially cultivating proficiency and interest in visual design, illustration, art direction and animation.

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.

Tiffany Hughes
Illustrator and Layout Artist

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Asia Reynolds
Illustrator

I’m an illustrator that focuses on women of color, food and a plant or two mixed in.

Kevin Sparrock
Illustrator/ graphic designer

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

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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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.

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

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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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.

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."

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.

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!

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