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Loveis Wise Illustration

Loveis Wise Illustration

Supporting Black artists and businesses is one small part we can play in helping to lift up our Black American friends, fellow creatives, and community. For those of us in roles of hiring freelancers, artists, and others in our company's branding, editorials, photos, and more, we need to make sure we're hiring a diverse range of creatives both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. This is a reminder to myself as much as anyone that bringing diversity is absolutely essential, and I'm committing to taking a much more active role. And this isn't just about today or this week, it's about doing this always and forever.

Since I always get asked for recommendations on Illustrators, here's an amazing site I wanted to highlight today. Women Who Draw offers a portfolio of a diverse range of talented Illustrators (African American/Black, Asian/American, Hispanic/Latina, LBTQ+, and more) for you to hire for your next project. Some of the artists also have online shops and sell prints for those who might want to bring their work into your home. And, if you're an illustrator looking to be featured so more brands to find you, the site gets updated regularly with new artists. You can submit your work right here!

(Illustration above by Loveis Wise. Follow her on Instagram here.)


  1. Hi,
    I’m looking for an illustrator to work with me on the production of a historical “poem”. I’m an amateur genealogist and have been tracing several lines of my family for many years. I wrote a book about African American contributions to a small ancestral NC town. My latest interest is just how slaveowners told their enslaved that they were free. I’ve read a lot of slave narratives, read local newspapers and books wherein former slaves told how they were told or found out. It’s a 12 stanza writing, broken down into 3 4-stanza segments. Not for children, but it cab be for high school through adults. I’d love to talk to someone about partnering with me on it!

  2. Hello,
    I’m a freelance illustrator looking for work. Could you let me know when you’re taking submissions again so I could submit? Thanks! My Instagram is @ritaillustrates_

  3. Hi Audrey!
    Click on the link to their site and you can find a bunch of illustrators there! Also someone responded on your comment on my blog post with her info so check that too!

  4. Hello my name is Meme , I’m looking for someone to illustrate my grandchildren for a book I’m writing. It’s intended for 3 to 5 year old kids. The book is 20 pages. Please contact me if interested [email protected]


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