Here’s why these artists get so many exciting commissions. A new animation, a piece for Disney/Hyperion plus whole bunch of gorgeous personal pieces available for licensing

Today I’d love to give you a tour of some recent pieces by our artists and a little bit about why they attract so many commissions.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!


Sarajo Frieden

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

We love Sarajo Freiden’s appealing art, and in particular, how she depicts characters. Sarajo has illustrated a number of books and loads of articles–we’re talking The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe–and a huge mix of work for brands like All Bran, Klutz, and Godiva Chocolatier because of her lively characters, juicy color and fresh style.


Clairice Gifford

Clairice is regularly commissioned to illustrate book covers, magazine headlines, and pretty gift products because she creates such beautiful typography, interspersed with her charming illustrations. I’m talking Celestial Seasonings packaging, a Clarkson Potter coloring book, Crate & Barrel ornaments, a whole bolt fabric line, even a rom-com map for Entertainment Weekly!

Flow Magazine (France)


Tara Lilly

Two of the most amazing things about Tara’s work and why she gets so many commissions–greeting cards, licensed product lines with Anthropologie, a gratitude planner for Scholastic, an illustrated book on Emily Dickinson–are her absolutely stunning color palettes and her beautiful way with paint. I find her art calming.

Personal piece, available for licensing


Bonnie Dain

One of the striking elements of Bonnie’s work is her loose, bold black line that seems to dance with an uninhibited freedom. Her strong line is one of the reasons why she gets so many book cover commissions–her line reads well small which is important on book sites such as Amazon.



Flora Waycott

Flora Waycott’s brand-new book is now available! Buy your copy on Amazon or Indiebound and enjoy drawing lots of wonderful things via Flora’s charming step-by-step illustrations.


Helen Dardik

It would probably be easier to chat about what kinds of jobs Helen has not been commissioned to illustrate! From wine glasses to chocolate packaging, to book covers and magazine illustrations, Helen, who boasts almost 300K Instagram followers, is always in demand. Her style is wholly unique, sporting exuberant color that is broadly appealing.

Personal piece, available for licensing


Carolyn Gavin

Another artist that gets a vast array of commissions is Carolyn Gavin. From wine labels, temporary tattoos, chocolate packaging, puzzles, home decor collections, apparel, magazine illustrations, and loads of packaging illustrations for L’Occitane, she’s worked in pretty much every category you can think of. Her paint is luscious. See why she has almost 400K followers on Instagram. Yeah, you read that right.

Collection for Ooh La La Fabric


Hsinping Pan

Here’s another artist with a wholly original style, and the ability to illustrate concepts in a delightful way. This is exactly why she has illustrated THREE children’s books for James Patterson in the Big Words for Little Geniuses series.

Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (Jimmy Patterson Books)


Kate Mason

Besides her work–a sloth!–for the beloved quirky company Blue Q, Kate has done ornaments for Crate and Barrel, designs for Hasbro’s Baby Alive, bags for Publix stores, and loads of greeting cards, but maybe my favorite is her surface design for garden pots and birdhouses. She gets work in these markets because her work has an appealing, accessible charm with a touch of quirkiness. Her colors are like candy, and her imagery is a delight to peruse.

Personal piece, available for licensing


Linda Ketelhut

In addition to a card deck for Chronicle, print ads for Ivory soap, and reusable bags for Safeway, one of Linda’s most meaningful commissions was a recent series of covers for Oncology Nursing Magazine. There is an ethereal quality to Linda’s work that has great appeal.

Personal piece, available for licensing



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