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Hi! My name is Alleanna. I’m an illustrator and artist from Willingboro, New Jersey.
I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. As a little kid, I would draw in every page of my mom’s legal pads. I’d doodle on my notebooks at school and on the programs at church. As I got older, I'd keep sketchbooks with me. Whenever I’d get the chance, I’d sit down and draw my surroundings or my favorite cartoon characters. In high school, it occurred to me that art was actually something I could pursue as a career.
In 2011, I was accepted into Temple University’s Honors Program and Tyler School of Art’s Architecture program. Despite having a successful first semester at Temple, I knew that architecture wasn’t the path for me. I felt like I had to do something that was creative in a different way. After giving it some thought and remembering my love of drawing, I transferred to the University of the Arts and was accepted into their Animation program. It was during my time at UArts that I realized my love for illustration. Aside from my animation classes, I took as many drawing and illustration classes as I could. I absolutely loved it. In May 2015, I graduated from UArts with a BFA in Animation with Honors.
In college (and now) people often asked me, “What inspires you?” My answer is either “a lot” or “everything.” But to be concise, I’m mainly inspired by the beauty in everyday things. It can be something as simple as how sunlight looks coming through the window in the morning. It can be how people interact at the mall. It can be the look of neon lights reflected on the hood of a car. My art is mostly inspired by the everyday. Pop culture inspires me. I love logos and signage. I’m inspired by color and lighting, so I’m inspired by cinematography, photography, and paintings. I’m also inspired by music. Music and color are directly connected in my mind. So yes, I guess I can say everything inspires me.
Currently I’m back home in South Jersey, illustrating children's books, book covers, educational materials, advertisements, and editorial illustrations full time. I'm represented by the Bright Agency. I also sell my own art prints on my online Etsy store, Alleanna Harris Art.
You can find me on Instagram. My username is @alleannaharris. I post personal art and updates from time to time. Feel free to stop by and say hello! If you have any questions, you can contact me using the form here or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.