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I had an amazing time at ICON, the Illustration Conference this past week! It took place in Portland this year, so it was also nice not to be traveling but instead have everyone come to me. It was so wonderful to see friends who were in town for the conference, and to meet other illustrators & art directors. I got to meet some illustration heroes like Jon Klassen, Eleanor Davis and Esther Pearl Watson and hear AMAZING talks by Carson, Ellis, Calef Brown & SOOO many more. It really hit home how lucky I feel to be able to do what I love most as my job, it was such an inspiring environment and so great to be able to learn from peers in the field. Also I want to say a big THANK YOU to all who came out for the Roadshow!!! I also have a piece at LAND Gallery on Mississippi Ave. as part of a group show for ICON that's up through August 24th, so if you're in Portland you should check it out! 

some swag from Esther Pearl Watson, Eleanor Davis, Jon Klassen, Meg Hunt, Melinda Beck, John Lau and Diana Sudyka. 

some swag from Esther Pearl Watson, Eleanor Davis, Jon Klassen, Meg Hunt, Melinda Beck, John Lau and Diana Sudyka. 

Reunited with friends from RISD and SVA! From Left: Eron Hare, Esme Shapiro, Jensine Eckwall, Sam D'Orazio, Sarah Green and Molly Walsh. 

Reunited with friends from RISD and SVA! From Left: Eron Hare, Esme Shapiro, Jensine Eckwall, Sam D'Orazio, Sarah Green and Molly Walsh. 

Me at the ICON Roadshow, image courtesy of the ICON Facebook page 

Me at the ICON Roadshow, image courtesy of the ICON Facebook page