Copyright Elle Powell Art, Ltd.

Hi! I'm Elle.

I'm a travel-obsessed illustrator from Denver, Colorado. My work focuses on all the beautiful and positive aspects of life, whether that's awesome destinations, activities, fashion, food, nature or people. I'm constantly inspired by the world around me and I love creating work that makes others happy!


Clients Include: Nordstrom, Airbnb x SCADpro, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Art Hearts Fashion (NYFW), John Frieda, American Transplant Foundation, She Magazine, Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, Calico Culture, Uncorked Kitchen, Unspoken at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival, private collections; USA, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore

Education: M.F.A. in illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA) // B.A. in philosophy, studio art, Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)

Presentations + Talks: Lecture on Head Anatomy, ILLU-160 (Anatomy and Perspective), SCAD //Illustration et Identité(s), Nancy, France // Guest Lecturer, Health and Humanity Cultural Studies Program course, Occidental College // Visual Art and Vulnerability for Organ Transplant Patients, Summer Research Program, Occidental College

Exhibitions: FIGURE/GROUND, Gutstein Gallery, 2018 // Illustration Expo, SCAD, 2017 // Aquatique (two artist show), BitFactory Gallery, 2017 // CUSP, Perth, Western Australia, 2017 // Bodacious Botanicals, MacSpa, 2016 // Second Chance at Life, Point Gallery, 2015

Teaching: Teaching Assistant, Anatomy and Perspective, SCAD // Fashion Illustration Summer Seminar Instructor, SCAD // Teaching Assistant, Intro to Fashion Sketching, SCAD // Writing Tutor, SCAD // Fashion Illustration Workshop Instructor, Fashion Camp Denver // Teaching Assistant, Beginning Painting, Occidental College // English Language Tutor, Gannat, France

Organizations: Society of Illustrators, New York

Press: 303 Magazine, Voyage Denver


My Loves: TRAVEL! Also springtime, exploring new places, the beach, fresh fruit, summer, wine, tea, getting cozy with a book by the fire, happy colors, spending time with friends and family, writing and editing, long and thoughtful conversations, philosophy, learning in general, drawing and painting (of course!) and working with new clients on a variety of projects.