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 exhibited, spoken at design conferences, and led workshops all over the world including the 8 day Pictoplasma Academy (a masterclass in character design). 

My alter-ego Sozi stars in my picture books Her Idea and The Best Book in the World. My most recent book is a story by Jane Yolen, A Bear Sat on My Porch Today.




2018 Events
Eric Carle Museum March 10
Green Bean Books March 27
Land Gallery April 21-May 20
Pictoplasma Conference May 2-6
Pictoplasma Academy September 22-29

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)