Creatives

Here’s a running list of creatives who inspire me in the areas of graphic design, painting, illustration, comic/graphic novels, ceramics, jewelry and photography. Some I’ve had the fortune of being taught by and others I either weathered art school with or worked with professionally or just admire from afar.

Brooke Allen
Whimsical illustration.
www.brookeallenart.com

Allison Bamcat
A contemporary artist with an affinity for confectionary and phantoms.
www.bamcatart.com

Lillian Chan
A Toronto based animation filmmaker & illustrator.
www.lilch.ca

Janice Checchio
Photography.
janicechecchio.com

Aaron Draplin
Logo, branding and illustration. Also, Field Notes notebooks, journals and planners.
www.draplin.com

Christen Dute
Art direction and design.
www.cdute.com

Jenn Erickson
Maker, functional & sculptural ceramics.
www.khovland.com

Andy Fish
A noted comic book artist, illustrator and painter.
www.andytfish.com

Veronica Fish
A comic book artist and painter.
www.veronicafish.portfoliobox.me

Ryan Gilden
Graphic design and illustration.
www.ryangildendesign.com

Vashti Harrison
Author, illustrator and film maker
www.vashtiharrison.com

Kendyll Hillegas
An artist and illustrator based in Central, PA.
www.kendyllhillegas.com

Vivian Ho
A Boston based artist, interested in painting and comics.
www.veevho.com

Katie Hovland
An art director and designer who resides in Brooklyn, New York.
www.khovland.com

Chris Johns
A visual designer.
www.ninskijohns.com

Ay Joselito
Art director.
www.ayjoselito.es

Michelle Kim
Wearable art.
www.depop.com/ottocat

kristilyn / @zombiromance
An illustrator & designer who likes to combine spooky with sweet.
www.kristilynink.com

Josh Lafayette
A multi-disciplinary commercial artist and creative mentor.
www.joshlafayette.com

Stacey Lee
Covers, sequential art, illustration and graphic design.
www.mnrleague.com

Eva Loh
A Boston-based graphic designer and photographer.
www.evaloh.com

Shaina Lu
A queer Taiwanese-American artist interested in the intersection of art, education, and activism.
www.shainadoesart.com

Lauren May / Monster Tea Party
Lauren May, the human behind MTP. Illustrator from the Boston area.
www.monstertea.party

Fish McGill
Drawer and designer.
www.fishmcgill.com

Kathleen O’Hara
Fantasy illustrations and concept art.
kathleenohara.us

Lisa Quinn
A graphic designer based in Upton, MA and owner of Dreamii shop.
www.smallwish.com

John Roman
Specializing in illustrated maps, architectural and technical art.
www.johnromanillustration.com

Irena Roman
A contemporary watercolorist.
www.irenaroman.com

Nicole Rosano / Nikdreamer
Specializes in handcrafted gems and jewels using natural gemstones, crystals, charms, metals, and treasures collected.
www.nikdreamer.com

Dan Szymanowski
Illustration.
www.shapes.cool

Sophy Tuttle
Public murals.
www.sophytuttle.com

Sean Tubridy
Graphic design and illustration.
www.seantubridy.com

Dan Urbano
Photography.
www.urbanophoto.com

Kehinde Wiley
Los Angeles native and New York based visual artist, who has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition.
www.kehindewiley.com

Diana Zipeto
Artist and painter of folded paper paintings based in Lowell, MA.
www.dianazipeto.com

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