About

Hi! My name is Izzy. I’m an illustration major at Ringling College of Art and Design, graduating in May 2024.

With my art, I aim to capture the viewer’s inner child by creating intriguing pieces with characters and environments that ask questions. I strive to create characters that not only appear unique, but have their own fears and desires, and reside in worlds that reflect their personalities. My strong drive to express my stories is the thing that keeps me inspired to create. I hope that by combining my love of storytelling and illustration, I can incite joy and excitement in others. 

Internships

2022- Pencil Gator Studios. Illustrated character designs and turnarounds for the animated pilot Fate Saga.

Workshops

2023 – Participated in a workshop with Cloudco through Ringling, creating and presenting Care Bears illustrations.

2023 – Participated in a workshop with Nickelodeon through Ringling, creating and pitching a storyboard for the show Kamp Koral.

Exhibitions

2023 – Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Contest 2023, for the illustration “The Too Clever Fox Comic’

2023 – 2023 Best of Ringling Annual Juried Exhibition, for the illustration ‘Too Clever Fox’

2022 – 2022 Best of Ringling Annual Juried Exhibition, for the illustration “Kite Ghost”

2020 – Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum 2nd Annual Hillsborough County High School Fine Arts Competition, Honorable Mention in 2D Art

2020 – 15th Congressional Art Show 2020 at Tampa Museum of Art 2nd place “Underground”

2020 – Scholastic Art & Writing Award Silver Key “Into the Woods”

Oct 2019 – Youth Art Council exhibit Past, Present, Future at Tampa Museum of Art  “Tree of Knowledge”

Oct 2019 – Frankenstein Exhibit at University of South Florida

Sept 25, 2019 – Helios Education Foundation Reception Charcoal

Apr 2019 – Dali Surrealist High School Student Exhibition “Girl with Cat”

Mar 2019 – 14th Congressional District High School Competition

Mar 2019 – “Encapsulate” Blake Student Art Show “Flood of Thoughts”

Mar 2019 – LAW Day Art Contest “Interdependent Freedom”

Honors

2020 – Awarded Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship, in Visual Arts

2020 – Awarded Florida Watercolor Society Scholarship

2019 – Awarded Anne Frank Humanitarian Award 

Work Experience

2022 – Illustrated “Unlucky 13” comic for Ringling’s annual comic book Meanwhile (Issue 13, pages 12-13)

2021 -2022 – Figure Drawing Tutor at Ringling College of Art and Design

2022 – Sales Ambassador at Blick Art Materials

Other Projects

2022 – Illustrated cover art, one three page comic and two additional illustrations for Memories of the Valley: A Bone Fanzine