Alexandra Citrin is an interdisciplinary illustrator and art director based in NYC. You can call her Alex. Everyone does.
These days, Alex works primarily out of her studio as an illustrator and is also the art director for TASTE at Penguin Random House. She was previously the deputy art director at Time Out New York and art director of Time Out Kids before moving on to work in-house as a freelance art director for Women's Wear Daily and Refinery29.
As an art director, Alex specializes in editorial design, print design, working with other illustrators, and producing high-end work on DIY-level budgets. As an illustrator, clients include New York Magazine, Playboy, Vice, Food52, Califia Farms, Zappos, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Stranger, Serious Eats, Lenny Letter, Momofuku, Pitchfork, Nylon, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Baltimore Museum of Art, Women’s Wear Daily, Electric Literature, Urban Outfitters, Politico, Northside Media, The New School, and the New York Observer, among others.
Alex is a visiting professor in the ComD department at the Pratt Institute.
2014: Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA Illustration
2009: Skidmore College, BS Fine Arts
Awards & Recognitions:
2018: Society of Illustrators Annual (SOI61), Editorial (Series)
2018: American Illustration (AI-AP 37), Illustration (Editorial)
2017: International Motion Art Awards (IMAA6)
2017: Society of Illustrators Annual (SOI60), Editorial
2017: Society of Illustrators Annual (SOI60), Advertising
2016: 3x3, Art Director for Honorable Mention illustration in Women's Wear Daily
2016: American Illustration (AI-AP 35), Art Director for work in Time Out Kids
2015: Society of Publication Designers (SPD 50), Merit Award for Until Now
2015: Society of Illustrators Annual (SOI58), Art Director for work in Until Now
2012: Graduate Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art
Alex lives in Queens with her main man and a fluffy black cat named Bear. She is ambivalent about referring to herself in third person for the sake of this bio.
Please direct all electronic mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chill with me on Instagram: @alexcitrin