Ones to watch: Loveis Wise, who just upon graduating from art school was commissioned to create cover art for The New Yorker. Her career is exploding. Erin Robinson of Brooklyn Dolly created a beautiful series of illustrations for The Washington Post for a feature about Obama’s legacy. She’s been doing amazing work for years, but with her recent pivot into editorial illustration, I’m excited to see where her path takes her next. I also enjoy the work of Hanna Barczyk.
Timeless archives: I use the digital collections of the Library of Congress for references if I have to do a historical portrait or scene. Browsing around the digital archives of other institutions, like the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian Institutions and the New York Public Library, also provides wonderful inspiration and image references.
Community: I’ve been a part of the Women Who Draw network since it originally launched in 2016, and it has given my work a lot of exposure. I think it’s a great resource for art directors and editors looking to find new-to-them talent.