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.
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
I'm an illustrator who specializes in Black affirming images for children. I provide depictions of robust healthy freedom and fun for authors seeking to create positive connections to Blackness in young people.
"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"
"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."
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
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.
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
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.
Margarett McBride, based in NC but originally from MI, is an Artist, Developmental Psychologist, and Children's Book Author. She enjoys studying, writing, and drawing stories that remind her of her childhood and that exemplify the life of Black youth, families, and communities.
Tredel is a professional Illustrator, Character Artist, Sequential Artist, Storyteller & Creator. This Sheridan College graduate has made headlines. Tredel created Black Heroes in History Art Exhibit (2021) & released two children's books as part of his Hip Hop Heroz book series.
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.
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.
"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!"
"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."
"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."
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.
I am 21 year student engineer,drawing as always been part of me since I was a little girl, I use to draw for fun till recently when I decided to monetize it and become popular with it. I do a little if web designing and development on figma and VSCode respectively.
"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!"
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
"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.
"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."
"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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was born into chaos. Therefore my illustrations allow me to embrace it. My personality shines through my work. I am an eccentric, vibrant narrator who thrives under pressure. I navigate through any problem through my thirst for knowledge and communication.
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!
"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."
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.