Taylor Ackerman, Children's Illustrator and designer, Champaign Illinois

A little about me. 

Hey, I'm Taylor Ackerman, I am a children's illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia making work under the name Studio Looong (an ode to my  horizontally-gifted studio mate). I love science, animals (even the slimy and scaly ones), and being out in nature. Many of my stories and illustrations are based on my experiences outdoors.

I graduated from Bradley University in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and now I work as a corporate graphic designer. I spend every minute I can outside of work writing and illustrating in hopes to one day see my title on bookstore shelves.


SCBWI Liz Conrad Illustration Award Winner
April 2021 | Atlanta, GA
MTD ART Featured Artist
November 2020 | Champaign, IL

SVS Learn Illustration Contest Winner
September 2020 | Online

Informal Process Showcase with Braden Hallett

May 2020 | Online

SCBWI Prairie Writers & Illustrators Day Contest Winner
November 2019 | Chicago, IL

Design Recharge Podcast Episode 314
September 2019 | Online

SVS Featured Student Interview
September 2019 | Online

SCBWI Portfolio Showcase Honorable Mention
September 2019 | Nashville, TN

Boneyard Arts Festival
April 2019 | Champaign , IL

Skillshare Summer’s Rising Star
June 2017 | Online