Illustrations

Growing up in Portland with a mom who painted and a dad who played the piano, there was no escaping Celia Jacobs' artistic fate. Now based in Los Angeles, Jacobs’ interests include nature, music, and social issues. Her weapon of choice? Illustration. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzPJo25hHKp/ “I knew I wanted to be...
There's a poetic quality to Alexandra Bowman’s illustrations. An illustrator, designer, and muralist, her work uses scale as a metaphor, highlighting the hidden corners of our world, with common themes including race, culture, gender, and inclusivity. As such, her illustrations provide a bridge between artist and viewer, encouraging an open dialogue about the importance of representation and...
With almost 20k followers on Instagram, as well as commissions from clients like Samsung, Design House Greetings x Trader Joe’s, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Ploypisut Chueobchoey (aka Ploy) has made quite a splash within the buzzing illustration community. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIZcugLh_rR/ Based in Bangkok, Thailand, and raised in a Thai-Chinese...
Marsha Robinson creates art with the purpose to provide healing. Her symmetrical designs, dotted with botanical imagery and geometric forms, clearly correspond with Art Deco aesthetic, whose height was in the 1920s. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGCVeSSNJBl/ Containing elements both organic and artificial, Robinson’s art has a certain fluidity to it, whilst at...
According to illustrator and designer, Dinara Mirtalipova, art communicates emotions. “It can tell stories and paint a mood," she reflected once in an interview with the Sak. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and currently based in Ohio, Mirtalipova has come to be recognized for her distinct style of illustration. Describing herself as a folklorist, her folk-inspired illustrations feature...
Oftentimes, it's not what's being said, it's how it's being said. In the case of designer, hand-letterer, and illustrator Taylor Weaver, this saying couldn't be any more literal. Known for her graphic illustrations, bright color palettes, and bubbly letterforms, her hand-lettering projects feature meaningful quotes and personal observations, all aimed at lifting up your spirits.
"Breath in, breath out," invites one illustration by Katie Wilson. Written in bold type, the words are enclosed by flowers and butterflies. These and other reminders are to be expected in Wilson's Instagram page, a parallel universe filled with critters and flowers, and frankly, a place we'd like to visit in our mind these hectic days.
Swedish illustrator Maja Säfström is recognized for her simple, but approachable style of illustration, featuring clever punch lines delivered by relatable characters. Situated at a crossroads between illustration and comics, her work often features speech bubbles. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7yplDxABOm/ “I think the speech bubbles are a very important part of my work,”...
Victoria Johnson's illustrations are in full bloom. Covered in floral patterns, they feature dynamic compositions painted in eye-popping colors. “I like to explore a lot," said Johnson, relaying her creative process in an interview with Lake, "try new materials, play with layers and texture, then let the outcome determine the finished piece. I also like spontaneity. I’m not...
Mike Lowery's signature style lies between comics to a simple doodle. But sometimes, it's the simplest things that make the most impact. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Lowery is a celebrated illustrator, with almost 200k followers on Instagram alone, and clients that include Scholastic, Hallmark, and Random House. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6f49xxAfuN/ His...

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