All Work      Books       Editorial       Product       Google Doodles       Risographs
About        Instagram       Shop

Hullo, it’s Lydia!


Hopefully you can tell by this very website that I am 1. an illustrator with 2. a penchant for the quirky that 3. wants to anthropomorphize all the things and 4. lives with two demanding art directors aka cats. When not illustrating ridiculous things, I am likely doodling them on post-it notes or scrap paper. People describe my work as charming or whimsical. They describe me as redheaded.


Reach me via e.mail* or follow my intermittent posting on Instagram
*If you’re an artist, please do not send inquiries or portfolios for Google to the above e.mail. Visit google.com/doodles instead.

 

FINE FOLKS I’VE WORKED WITH

• 826 Valencia
• Abrams Appleseed
• Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
• Bloomberg Businessweek
• Cricket Magazine
• Crocodile Creek
• Chronicle Books
• Hasbro/Playskool
• Herb Lester
• Houghton Miflin Harcourt
• Galison/Mudpuppy
• Google
• Girl Scouts of the US
• LA Magazine
• Lagom
• MailChimp
• Museum of Modern Art
• New York Times
• Penguin Random House
• Running Press
• Target
• The Washington Post
• Waitrose
among other lovely people!

TEACHING

• Syracuse University
• California Arts Center
• University of the Art
• Moore College of Art + Design
• Maryland Institue College of Art 
• Tyler School of Art

AWARDS + RECONGNITION

• Association of Illustrators Longlist, 2023
• Society of Illustrators 65, 2022
• Kirkus Starred Review for Space Matters, 2020
• 3x3 Magazine Merit Award (x4), 2020
• Society of Illustrators 62, 2019
• 3x3 Magazine Bronze Medal, Animation, 2019
• 3x3 Magazine Bronze Medal, Children’s Book Show, 2018
• SCBWI Featured Illustrator, January 2018
• Pictoline Global Artist 2017
• Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2016
• Lürzer's Archive: 200 Best Packaging Design 2015
• Graphis New Talent 2014
• Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2013

SPEAKING EVENTS

• Maryland Institue College of Art
• Pictoline Global Artist + Vértigo Galería
• Kent State University
• University of San Francisco
• Design Madison
• Syracuse University
• University of Pennsylvania
• Draft & Draw
• TOP Conference




all works © Lydia Nichols 2015-2024
forget generative AI—hire real artists 

Mark