Hi! I’m Alyah, an American and Canadian award-winning illustrator and designer. I love bringing concepts to life, evoking feelings and telling visual stories in a vibrant, playful and intriguing approach. My world of creativity adapts to all types of media, working with a variety of clients on diverse projects spanning editorial, commercial, advertising, packaging, branding, and publishing. I use bright and contrasting colors, bold lines, fun and organic shapes and subtle textures to bring people, scenes, food, culture, or whatever subject I come across to life.
Since a child I loved creating, I didn’t go anywhere without a sketchbook, spending hours sketching clothes, dream homes, and my favorite: drawing people while making up their personality and stories. My purpose and passion was clear, going on to graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor of Design, aiding me in becoming a well-rounded and multi-disciplinary creative.
I love opportunities to create art surrounding topics and themes that are important to me and educate, impact and/or entertain others. I also know every word to every Seinfeld episode, and if I’m home there’s a 99% chance it’s on the TV.
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Yahoo / The Ellen Degeneres Show / Bombay Sapphire / Roku / AARP / 300 Entertainment / Plan International / Bacardi / Hershey's / Ulta Beauty / Coca-Cola / Hasbro / Walmart
Bombay Sapphire Artwork Contest - Finalist
Canada Book Awards - Illustration
Favourite Design Packaging Award
Adobe Design Awards Semifinalist - Commercial
Adobe Design Awards Semifinalist - Packaging
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