a bit about me:
While transitioning to working as a freelance artist full time in 2017, I channeled my anxious energy into a hyper-tense caricature of myself who would later become Krysteen, the focus of my webcomic series Yeah It’s Chill. The short and relatable comics cover a range of topics from race and gender, women’s health, anxiety, and creativity, to my love of bagels and the agony and annoyance of trying on a bunch of outfits only to go out wearing the first one I’d tried.
I’ve since grown the Shorty Award nominated webcomic @yeahitschill to over 160,000 followers across Instagram and Facebook. My work for this project has been featured in places like Huffpost, Refinery29, Forbes, Buzzfeed, SHAPE, Observer, Bustle, Giphy, Girl’s Night In, Cosmopolitan’s Snapchat channel, and the instagram accounts of Tracee Ellis Ross and Mindy Kaling (It’s also VERY important to note Mindy Kaling once told me I’m funny and talented). I have worked with brands including Samsung, The Guggenheim Museum, eBay, FabFitFun, Skillshare, Kenyon College, Not Your Mother's Haircare, MAKERS conference, Zero Waste Daniel x Google, and I have a reoccuring comic with both Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club and Cup of Jo.
Prior to creating my webcomic, I launched a Kickstarter campaign for a coloring book idea as a side project in April 2016. BAD WORDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD was featured in The Daily Dot, Bustle, and Buzzfeed including their book-centric newsletter. The project was funded a month later and became one of the best selling coloring books on Amazon.
Authentically representing people has become a main tenet of the art I create. Some of my guiding motivations include cultivating and spreading joy, along with increasing people’s access to art, creativity, and cross-cultural dialogues.