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 Ilana is an illustrator, letterer and author with a crush on handmade type, playful patterns, and helping others pursue their creative passion.

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I’m a designer and illustrator in Upstate New York. I’m mostly sweet, but also a bit salty. I do a lot of things, but turns out, only a few of them well. Lettering, illustration, design work, eating pizza, cheering on bike racers, and taste-testing chocolate. I love working on playful, visually tasteful and purposeful design projects. I have a love for delicious design and I get overly excited when brainstorming with my clients about projects.

After becoming an adjunct professor, I became passionate about helping others pursue their creative passion, which inspired my first book, Mind Your Business. I also teach online courses and workshops. When I’m not creating, I’m eating pizza in our backyard oven, and hanging with my toddler. If you think we’d be a great fit, let’s talk, I love collaborations, and can’t wait to hear about your ideas!

Select Clients

  • Lululemon
  • Michaels
  • Pier 1
  • Tri-Costal Design
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Homegoods
  • Restore Blank
  • Design Design
  • Dollar Tree
  • Party City
  • Jess Lively
  • Giving Li


Represented by Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agency. For commercial work please contact Jen Vaughn at jen@jenvaughnart.com or 760-808-2462