Tara Lilly

I am inspired by something new everyday. I love to thrift shop, go to the library, or take walks in nature to get inspired.













Where do you live?
Portland, Oregon

Where have you lived?
Fieldbrook, California

What medium do you use?
Pen, Ink, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

How do you stay inspired?
I love to shop at thrift stores and antique shops. I also like to look at blogs and Pinterest.

Where do you buy your art supplies?
I like to go to a shop down the street called I’ve Been Framed. Its a framing and art supply shop that has lots of great supplies both new and used. They are a family run shop that has been around for 60 years.

Do you work traditionally or digitally?
I work mostly digitally, but I love to incorporate my ink drawn sketches.

What color combination are you most excited about right now?
I always love bright colors. I’m really into mustard, bronze brown and hot pink.

What blog(s) do you read?
Print & Pattern, Design Sponge, My Vintage Book Collection, Grain Edit, Design Work Life, Decor8, and Pinterest.

Why do you like being an illustrator in 10 words or less?
I like to make things that make others happy. :)

If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
I would be a treasure hunter.

Name something you do in your spare time.
I like to sew, bake, garden, and thrift shop when I have spare time.

What are you reading now?
I am reading mostly blogs right now.

Where would you like to travel to next?
I would love to travel Northern Europe. There are so many beautiful countries I would love to visit.

What’s your favorite TV show?
Antiques Roadshow.

What movie have you seen several times?
The Big Lebowski.

Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Spongebob Squarepants.

What is your favorite cheese?
Vermont Cheddar

Do you wear shoes when you do art?
No shoes for me. Sometimes I like to wear slippers.

What do you listen to while you work?
I love to listen to all kinds of music. Somedays it’s Classical and other days it is David Bowie, Talking Heads, The Kinks, The Beatles, or 80’s Hip Hop.

What’s your middle name?

What is your current favorite font?
Commercial Script and Archive Antique Extended.

How do you take your coffee?
I like my coffee with a little cream and honey.

Client List

180 degrees
American Greetings
Biely & Shoaf
Bloom & Wild
Cozy Toes
Design House Greetings
DW/E Wallpaper
Flow Magazine
Frankie Press
Garnet Hill
Impression Originale
Magnetic Me
Midwest CBK
Nelson Line
Nette Rose
Nosy Crow
Orange Circle Studio
Poppy Kids
Quarto Publishing Group
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Scholastic Inc
Sellers Publishing
Somewhere Co
Sterling Publishing
Smockingbird Kids
Studio M
TAG, Ltd.
Taste of Home Magazine
TJX companies
Tree-Free Greetings
Uncommon Goods
Uppercase Magazine
Usborne Publishing
The Walrus Magazine
Wilson & Frenchy
Workman Publishing

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