I’m Allison MacAlister.
Call me Allie!
I’m an illustrator & creative professional living in Ottawa, Canada.
I began drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon, and I’ve never stopped. From painting the windows of my childhood home at holidays, to distributing comics starring my friends and I in high school, to beginning my love affair with digital art media in my late teens, art has and always will be a huge part of my life.
In 2009 I started a small hobby business focusing on artwork and products for pet owners, animal rescues and pet-centric businesses. The business quickly grew, and work of varying styles and themes were coming at me left and right. By 2013 I had re-branded into what you see now.
On any given day, I am:
- working on commercial contracts
- creating commissioned portraits & illustrations for clients
- filling up yet another sketchbook
- selling my handmade art goods through Etsy and local craft show venues
- creating fun content for my social media, blog, YouTube channel and Patreon page
Along with illustration, my repertoire includes comics/sequential artwork, graphic design and desktop publishing. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating on my first children’s book publication, and have begun to wholesale select items from my product line.
In my personal work, I am heavily influenced by fantasy, mythology, fandom subcultures and comics. I am a geek at heart!
Pros: Delivers efficiently. Wide range of skills. Attentive to detail. Accepting and mindful of constructive criticism. Ofttimes sickeningly cheerful.
Hobbies: Drawing. Knitting. Gardening. Baking. Beermaking. Biking and swimming (tax for the the baking and beermaking). Spending time with my wonderful partner and pets.
Superpowers: Perpetual Idea Machine. Fast learner. That cheerfulness thing.
Work inquiries are welcome. Killer list of references available. Please contact me.