Rilla Alexander  
Portland, OR, USA

Design and Illustration Projects: Email me
Picture Books: Email Stephen Barr at Writers House


I am a designer, illustrator and picture book maker whose work has appeared on everything from toys and tea cups to busses and buildings. 

My characters dance across Museo del Prado's ceramics and stationery, populate Swiss Credit Cards and sleep on the walls of a Copenhagen hotel (where I replaced the bed with a tent). 

I have spoken at design conferences and led workshops all over the world including the 8 day Pictoplasma Academy (a masterclass in character design). I was a founding member of Australian design collective Rinzen and my work has been showcased at Paris’ cultural mecca Colette and at the Musée de la Publicité/Louvre.




I have published several books including Neighbourhood which features the collaborative efforts of over 30 artists reworking and remaking hand-made toys. My alter-ego Sozi stars in my picture books Her Idea and The Best Book in the World – published by Nobrow’s Flying Eye Books.

Design and Illustration Projects:
Character, branding, packaging,
stationery, signage, installation,
event, exhibition, book, cover,
poster, product & pattern design

Picture Books:
Illustrator & Author/Illustrator


Clients: Start ups & small companies
established brands (Puma, Nokia, Absolut, MTV, 
Billabong,Volkswagen), publishers & magazines (Chronicle, Pearson, Macmillan, 
Gestalten, Victionary), institutions & festivals (Pictoplasma, La Casa Encendida, Museo del Prado) and agencies (Winkreative, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA Chiat Day, McCann-Erickson)