Name

Kendall Simpson

About

Hey there!

My name is Kendall Simpson, and I am a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago, and proud alumni of Dekalb School of the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Georgia with my mother when I was five. She is the one responsible for lighting my creative spark, and remains my biggest hero and inspiration.

My love for Illustration (and reading) began when my mother gave me a book called Her Stories, which was written by Virginia Hamilton and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Since seeing those illustrations, it has always been clear to me which career path I wanted to pursue.

My illustrations seek to find an understanding of the world through the human figure. I love to paint and draw people of color because I want seeing multicultural faces to be the norm instead of the exception. I focus mainly on women because our bodies are highly politicized and exploited, and I am seeking to change society's perception not only of black women, but of other women of color as well.

My hobbies include playing the guitar and piano, shopping in thrift stores for cool clothing and antiques, watching movies, and hanging out with close friends.

Specialties

  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking
  • Figure Drawing

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • AfterEffects
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Corel Painter