Hello! I'm Lily, an illustrator born and raised in a beach town outside of New York City. I graduated from the School of Visual Arts. I live and work in Brooklyn, NY with my tuxedo cat. When I'm not creating commissioned work, I like to make comics and zines, ride my bike, and travel. I founded Artists for the People, a charity project that donates all proceeds.

My work has been awarded by American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Creative Quarterly. I was named one of Tumblr's Illustrators to Watch and regularly create gifs for various ad campaigns as a Tumblr Creatr. I've worked with a wide range of clients and subject matter, including conceptual editorial illustrations for The New York Times, a dystopian YA novel "The Defiant" published by McSweeney's, custom gifs to promote movies from Universal Studios, and an animated film poster for a short film sponsored by Ray-Bans.

Please get in touch if you have a project, I would love to work with you!

✉ lily@lilypadula.com
☏ 631 466 6878

Partial Client List: 

The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Ray-Bans, McSweeney's Publishing, Universal Pictures, Converse, CoverGirl, JC Penney, Teach for America, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Pitchfork, Buzzfeed, Relativity Media Film Studios, Variety Magazine, Scientific American, Runner's World, Sierra Magazine, Medium, The New Republic, Vegetarian Times, The Stranger, The Portland Mercury.

(Photo by Steve Shilling)