Alyssa Bermudez is a born and bred New Yorker living down under in Tasmania! She studied illustration and animation at the Fashion Institute of Technology for undergraduate and graduate courses. As an author, illustrator, and art teacher for students aged 5-75+, she strives to put the KA-POW into stories and learning, while representing children of diverse backgrounds. Big Apple Diaries is her debut graphic novel. Her illustrations can be found in fabric and fashion, in magazines, many children’s books and even on stage! She is obsessed with dogs, books, live sketching, mountain biking, traveling and keeping plants alive. Clients include: Penguin Random House Australia, New York Magazine, Charlesbridge, Highlights Magazine, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw Hill, and Inscape Tasmania. Awards include: 2017 NPR Best Books of the Year, 2017 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books and 2017 Kirkus’ Best Picture Books to Give Readers Strength.
Cartoon, Design, Digital, Gouache, Line, Line with Color, Pastel, Stylized, Watercolor, Decorative, Pattern
Action, Botanical, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Licensing, Packaging, Sports, Lifestyle, Feminine, Ethnic, Urban, Surface Design