LYDIA NICHOLS

ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN


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. I received my BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University and my MFA in Design from Tyler School of Art because, well, I just really like school. People describe my work as charming or whimsical. They describe me as redheaded. Drop a line here for any freelance inquiries or to share any book recommendations!

p.s. I love visiting schools and talking with students and teachers alike! E.mail me if you’d like to set up a visit.



ACROSS THE INTERWEBS

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SAY HELLO!

Questions? Comments? Tea party invites? Books to recommend?
Send me an e.mail!

Interested in learning a bit about my (past) process?
Long ago, I taught a Skillshare class. Check it out!

 

FINE FOLKS I’VE WORKED WITH

• 826 Valencia
• Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
• Bloomberg Businessweek
• Card Nest
• Cricket Magazine
• Crocodile Creek
• Chronicle Books
• Hasbro/Playskool
• Houghton Miflin Harcourt
• Galison/Mudpuppy
• Girl Scouts of the USA
• Google
• LA Magazine
• Lagom
• MailChimp
• Museum of Modern Art
• New York Times
• Penguin Random House
• Target
among other lovely people!

TEACHING

• California Arts Center
  Guest Advisor / Fall 2018
• University of the Arts
  Adjunct / Spring 2015
• Moore College of Art + Design
  Adjunct / Summer 2014, Fall 2014
• Maryland Institue College of Art
  Adjunct / Spring 2014
• Tyler School of Art
  Instructor of Record / FAll 2012, Spring 2013

AWARDS + RECONGNITION

• 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

SOME NICE FEATURES + INTERVIEWS

Overtime (Dribbble podcast) 2017
Washington Post
• Creative Bloq
• DesignWorkLife
• The Dieline
• Drawn!
• DesignSponge
• Lovely Package
• Think Faest
• Share Some Candy

SPEAKING EVENTS

• Pictoline Global Artist + Vértigo Galería
  Mexico City, Mexico 2017
• Kent State University
  Kent, Ohio 2017
• University of San Francisco
  San Francisco, California 2016
• Design Madison
  Madison, Wisconsin 2015
• Syracuse University
  Syracuse, New York 2015
• University of Pennsylvania
  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015
• Draft & Draw
  New York, New York 2014
• TOP Conference
  Chattanooga, Tennessee 2013












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