Hello, I'm Rowan!

I’m a Portland, OR based illustrator, maker, and storyteller creating work full of wonder, warmth, and whimsy. Whether I’m breaking out the paints or working digitally, I love to make playful art of cute animals, lovely plants, fantastical stories, and everyday people that fill the viewer with warmth and elevate mundane moments into the memorable and magical.

I enjoy working on and have completed projects in children’s and young adult publishing, editorial, galleries, and product and merch design. And I’m always open to opportunities to bring a little color and cheer to a new idea or collaboration! I particularly enjoy working on projects with cute, nature focused, or fantastical themes, and as a queer illustrator, I love projects that feature inclusive stories.

I have a BFA in Illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and have always loved living and working in the rainy pacific northwest and letting my childhood running through it’s forests influence my art.

When I’m not creating I’m probably cooking up something new in the kitchen, reading my hoard of books, or trying to find the nearest cat to bother.

Past Clients and Exhibitions: Random House, Nucleus Portland Salut! 6 Show, Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition 2020, PNCA 2020 + 2021 BFA Juried Exhibition

For freelance projects or questions, you can contact me at rowank.illo@gmail.com.

For book inquiries, I am represented by Natascha Morris of the Tobias Agency, at natascha@thetobiasagency.com.

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