I'm Devon - an illustrator passionate about picture books, graphic novels, all things children's literature. I like the area between thought provoking, tenderness, and a good laugh and my favorite characters have hearts of gold with impish instincts. I grew up in Panama with the jungle as my backyard and parrots and iguanas as pets. I earned my BFA in textiles/screen printing from RISD in 2000. After art school I moved to California and built two creative businesses and had two kids. Home is now beautiful Aachen, Germany, with my husband, two slightly bigger kids and our hard of hearing hound dog. The wildlife in Germany is different, but I enjoy the magpies, crows, and fields of sheep - especially the elusive red squirrels.
I've worked in design for a children's publication, ran my own mural and fine art business around the San Francisco Bay Area, and have always been a painter & maker of small and not so small things. I'm following my love for illustrating and writing children's books and am currently working on two dummy books I hope to send out in the world very soon.
I work mostly with gouache, color pencil and pastel, and often mix these traditional materials with digital tools.
To contact me about working together, for illustration commissions, or other inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clients & Past Work
Open Boat Films
"When I updated my film production company's website I needed something that communicated our brand and was true to our origins. Devon was fabulous during the entire process, from start to finish. She was enthusiastic, a great communicator, and an intuitive and skilled designer. She understood my intentions, and delivered proofs, sketches, and final artwork on time and within budget. The logo she designed has graced the film credits, posters, and other promotional materials on all of our films, including a documentary featured on the 'In the Heart of the Sea' dvd (Warner Brothers), another that is airing on PBS this year, and a third that swept the 'Best Children's Program' awards at film festivals."
-Stephani Gordon, Open Boat Films
Grundschule Auf der Hörn
Noodle & Boo
Discovery Girls Magazine
Shelter Network/Innovative Spaces, Redwood City