About

Image of a young seated caucasian woman, wearing large black sunglasses and holding a large container of green paint and paintbrush. more paints are in the background.

I am an illustrator aiming to bring a dose of clarity, levity, and wit to all of my collaborations. Clients include Chronicle Books, Tandem Books, Wellfleet Press, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Serious Eats, Left Forum, and distinguished science communicators at Oxford and Northwestern Universities. I’ve illustrated award-winning books such as the genre-bending cookbook Picture Cook (Ulysses Press, 2013) and Nature’s Remedies (Chronicle, 2016). My upbringing is in tech, design thinking and humanities. I have a BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University (CT) and an MA with distinction in Experience Design from Hyper Island (UK).

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