Julian Adon Alexander
Julian Adon Alexander is a Brooklyn-based painter and illustrator whose work rewards slowing down. Using dynamic drawings and paintings to force the viewer to give pause and engage with the nuances of everyday life, Alexander’s works are studies in attention. Empathy and consideration of the subject are the central characteristics of his figurative work. Using this quality of raw emotion, Alexander tackles issues relating to personal identity, cultural identity, and race to divert the focus of a viewer from their own preconceived notions into an honest portrayal of life for Black and brown Americans.
Emma Baynes is an illustrator and animator from Brooklyn, New York. She’s constantly doodling, animating wiggly gifs, and making narrative comics about how important it is to love your body. She’s probably crying over a Stevie Nicks song right now.
Yoo Young Chun
Yoo Young Chun is an artist studying at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on expressing her observations of human interaction and behavior through bright colors and exaggerations of the human form. While she specializes in 2D traditional and digital art, she’s always looking for ways to expand the ways she uses art to communicate with the world. Yoo Young spends a lot of her time drawing, overusing the Instagram story feature, and daydreaming about different kinds of tea.
Eutalia De la Paz
Approaching stories with playful perspectives and vibrant color palettes, Eutalia merges her nostalgic memories with her cultural background as a Filipina-American. Her main heroines include bold, flirty, and charismatic women who often emphasize their sentimentality. Not limiting herself to materials, she also loves to dabble with various mediums including digital and ink illustration, gouache, sculpture, ceramics, animation, embroidery, and more. When Eutalia isn’t drawing, she’s definitely daydreaming about her next piece.
Alexa Flores is a 20-year-old interdisciplinary artist from Panamá City, Panamá. She first started creating through analog collages at the age of 16, and has since ventured into motion graphics, typography, and digital collages. Alexa’s art is deeply influenced by films and music, and she describes herself as an unfinished project—always in search of a concrete identity.
Enne Goldstein is a non-binary graphic designer and animator based in Brooklyn. When they’re not animating music videos or designing small art publications, they’re probably biking, doodling in their sketchbook, or watching The L Word. Much of their work is playful, unstructured, and psychedelic.
Kaylina Kodlick is a painter and paper illustrator from Okinawa, Japan. If she isn’t wearing an apron or wielding a pair of scissors, she’s most likely hanging out with her five cats.
Elise is a Cuban illustrator and animator from Northern New Jersey who loves plants, tea, and her four cats. She loves super gritty textures, halftones, and anything with a fun color palette, as seen in her work. When she isn’t drawing, she’s usually listening to or making music, since she plays synth in her band Primitive Lips.
Vy Nguyen is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Virginia Beach. She’s loved drawing since she was a kid, but only started taking it seriously a year ago. Being born in Vietnam and having English as her second language, growing up she had trouble expressing herself to others but eventually found a voice in art. She uses art as a form of expression, opting for different artistic mediums including digital illustration, acrylic paint, and mixed media. She represents her art through the artist name v3raki, which is based off the word “meraki”—referring to the soul, creativity, or love you put into something.
Robyn Phelps is a North Jersey native, freelance illustrator, designer, and (virtual) art teacher with a love for all things arts and crafts. Her work is a down-to-earth, dreamy mix of graphic shapes and textured details that invites the viewer into a whole new world. When she isn’t illustrating inner turmoil or her obsession with period romance movies, you can find her sewing her own clothes or working on her knife-forging skills.
Martina Salamero is an illustrator and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. When they’re not designing a mock movie poster for their favorite fictional character, they’re normally talking about the latest RuPaul’s Drag Race episode on Twitter.
Grace Smith is a feminist, artist, and explorer. She’s spent most of her life in Southern California, where her life revolves around art, friendship, and the ocean. Speaking out and exploring nature is Grace’s life.
Julia Tabor is a Filipina art and design student currently residing in Manila, Philippines. She primarily specializes in illustration, graphic design, and painting. Her interests include making art, photography, sketching people, listening to indie folk music, and keeping her plants alive and well. Julia aims to create content that would inspire the people around her to love the life they live and make art as well.
Joy is an illustrator from ye olde New Jersey. She keeps a sense of whimsicality in her work, using color and shape language to explore social issues, the self, and relationships. More often than not, she’s either posing with statues when no one’s looking or searching for her keys (again).
Seb Westcott is an illustrator from the UK living in Cornwall because the rent is cheap. He makes drawings of things on his computer, listens to cassette tapes, sometimes grows a beard, and has never seen Jurassic Park. His work is made from colors and textures and shapes and bendy arms.
Teresa Woodcock is a crafter who loves cats, chai tea, glitter, Harry Potter, and happy things. She currently resides with her brother and sister in Montreal, Canada, and you will most likely find her in the arts and crafts store. Her mission as an artist is to help the world feel a little less lost and a lot less sad.