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

A little about me. 

Hey, I'm Taylor Ackerman, I am a children's illustrator making work under the name Studio Looong (an ode to my small, horizontally-gifted studio mates). I love making work that is whimsical, easy to relate to, and just a tiny bit off-beat. Knobby people, bug-eyed creatures and quirky narratives are some of my favorite subjects.

I graduated from Bradley University in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and now I work as a Designer at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. I spend every minute I can outside of work drawing and illustrating. I strive to become a published children's book illustrator.

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EXHIBITIONS & PRESS

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

Design Recharge Podcast Episode 314
September 2019 | Online

SVS Featured Student Interview
September 2019 | Online

SCBWI Portfolio ShowcaseHonorable Mention
September 2019 | Nashville, TN

Boneyard Arts Festival
April 2019 | Champaign , IL

Skillshare Summer’s Rising Star
June 2017 | Online