President Washington Hi there! My name is Theora and I’m a creative entrepreneur who tells stories with illustrations, comics and user experiences.

I’m the happiest when I can make other people laugh, ponder a new idea, or make their lives just a tiny bit easier.  How do I do this and for whom?

Well, I start by drinking kale smoothies in the morning (I know, right?), and then I try to stay awake during my commute.

napping on the way to work

My clients include companies like Lenny Letter and InfusionSoft, plus many non-profit organizations, such as Illinois Legal Aid Online, the Experimental Station and the Illinois Library Association,  as well as individuals starting blogs, writing books, or sending out customized greeting cards.

I create infographics, editorial illustrations, sketch notes, posters, branding and more. One of my clients, Ellis Friedman from InfusionSoft, had this to say after we worked together:

We chose Theora for her whimsical yet sharp style. She was great at listening to what we wanted and making any changes we felt necessary and had all work in on or before deadline.

cartoon in the GuardianOne of my cartoons was featured in The Guardian’s “10 of the best gentrification cartoons”, I’ve been reviewed in Broken Pencil Magazine, interviewed for the Comics Alternative, and tabled at the Small Press Expo. I self-publish uncomfortably funny mini-comic books and snarky greeting cards.

Please take a look around, keep in touch, and keep me in mind for your own creative projects!

namaste yoga at home

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