Creative Illustration

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“Varya is an independent researcher and illustrator, a biologist with a specialization in marine invertebrates and single-cell organisms. Varya does drawing in gouache, watercolor, oil, pastel, and mixed media, paper cutting, and collage. Illustration is a tool that allows Varya to grab the essence of feelings, personal experiences, and scientific questions alike and to render them comprehensible to a wide audience. ”

Template: Ora

Alexander Breden

“Alexander Breden is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Hamburg, Germany. He has work experience in illustration, branding, packaging, and contemporary art and performs a playful and colorful style.”

Template: Mica

Katie Mulligan

“Katie Mulligan is an illustrator from Syracuse, NY. In her work, she tackles some of her favorite topics like women's issues, the natural world, and mental health. The areas of illustrations she loves the most are editorial, publishing, and music-related works. Katie has worked with clients including HuffPost, the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Jerk Magazine.”

Template: Order

Joshua Nathaniel Cook

“Josh portrays characters in a dark but playful way through the use of satire, focusing a lot on mortality and themes within the human condition. His work illustrates awkward moments, insecurities, and anxieties with macabre characters in a humorous manner. A lot of the creative process is hand-drawn, painted, and colored then finished in Photoshop to add textures and finalized. This colorful portfolio is to emphasize the playfulness of his work ”

Template: Peak

Ryan Hodge of Woof Portrait

“Dogs are Ryan Hodge's everything! Since adopting his own dog, Pico, Ryan's illustration career has taken a canine-shaped detour. His custom pet portraits are inspired by Pop Artist like Andy Warhol and fuse traditional painting with screen printing. Each portrait is based on a client's favorite photo and is hand-drawn using an iPad. The image is built up in many layers of color and detail resulting in a bright, punchy portrait that really celebrates their dog's character. ”

Template: Amazon

Pavao, Kristina

“Kristina Pavao is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario currently studying at OCAD University. Her work focuses on self-expression, identity and current social issues.”

Template: Offset

Anne-Cécile Lafourcade.

“Anne-Cécile Lafourcade is an illustrator based in Paris. Her illustrations are inspired by her travels. Colorful, vegetal, and dreamlike sensations that the vibrant colors of the gouache and the texture of the linocut allow her to transcribe. ”

Template: Kiln

La Scarlatte

“Pauline is a freelance illustrator, living in Haarlem, the Netherlands. She creates delicate, detailed botanical and animal-themed hand-drawn designs. By blending textures and organic shapes, Pauline creates a beautiful combination that moves rhythmically and sometimes repeats as a pattern. Her work embraces every organism and object, it offers a place for people to wander carefree spaces (where even death is beautiful) and tales of forgotten worlds can be discovered.”

Template: Mica

Allison Hall

“Allison Hall is an illustrator in Savannah, Georgia. She enjoys painting flowers and happy-looking illustrations. Her main mediums are traditional gouache, watercolor, and pen. Allison creates so that folks might feel some sort of warmth or nostalgia from her work. Her work is inspired by community and the comfort of friendship.”

Template: Peak

Maya McKeag

“Canadian Illustrator and Printmaker, Maya is currently studying at OCAD University in Toronto. ”

Template: Amazon

Updated on June 25, 2021 | By Steph Davidson

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How to create an creative illustration portfolio website.

Attract clients with an creative illustration portfolio that highlights exactly who you are as an creative illustrator. Creating your own online creative illustration portfolio is easy and intuitive with a dedicated creative illustration portfolio website builder. Choose a website builder like Format that comes with blogging, SEO, social media tools, and an online store so you have everything you need to display your work brilliantly and grow your business. We’ve rounded up six simple tips to keep in mind when building your portfolio website.

  1. Sign up for a free trial with Format. No credit card required.
  2. Choose an creative illustration template. Don’t worry—if you change your mind later, you can easily switch templates.
  3. Upload your creative illustration work. Create a gallery or custom page to display your work.
  4. Edit your site. Customize your site menu to include exactly what you want.
  5. Personalize your design. Make it yours and change options like the template preset, fonts, and colors.
  6. Ready to go further? Set up your store, add SEO or social media integration, and more—whenever you want.

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