Custom Illustrated Stories


Create a unique piece of art capturing your story with fun and whimsy.

It's not just a portrait - it's your story turned into a fully custom piece of art! 

Tell me your favorite story or share your favorite memory and I'll create a one-of-a-kind design just for you. Showcase it in your home above the fireplace. Turn it into a greeting card and send your unique artwork to all of your friends and family.

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Born Traditionally, Finished Digitally


Each custom illustration is generated in graphite and finalized in Photoshop.

FROM $550

Price varies based on complexity of the drawing. For example, multiple characters and detailed backgrounds take more time and are priced higher. Each piece is thoughtfully handcrafted and can take 20 - 40 hours to complete. You will be given a full price quote prior to starting your project.

All of my illustrations include:

  • Fully-customized illustrated story
  • Base size of 11" x 14" - Portrait or Landscape (But you can choose any size you want!)
  • Up to two rounds of iterative changes based on your feedback to ensure you get a finished illustration you absolutely love!
  • Made-to-order
  • Full-color 11" x 14" print (metal prints or framing is available for an additional fee)
  • Full digital file in .psd and .tif formats so you can print an extra for friends and family
  • Ships globally from the United States