Alexandra Citrin is an award-winning 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. Most recently, she served as the art director for Taste at Penguin Random House, and 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 works with both print and digital, specializing in working with other illustrators and producing high-end work on DIY-level budgets. Her art direction portfolio is available to view upon request.

As an illustrator, clients include The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vice Media, Playboy, Food52, The Wing, Vox Media, Califia Farms, Zappos, Airbnb, Entertainment Weekly, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Stranger, Serious Eats, Mic, 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, The New York Observer (Kaplan Era), among others.

Alex is a visiting professor in the Communication Design department at Pratt Institute teaching illustration and design-based research.

(She also lectures at other universities sometimes, feel free to email her about that) 

2014: Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA Illustration
2009: Skidmore College, BS Fine Arts

New York Magazine
Electric Literature
Lenny Letter
Daily Metal
Book By It's Cover
Brown Paper Bag
Doodlers Anonymous
The Le Sigh

Awards & Recognitions:

2019: American Illustration (AI-AP 38), Illustration (Editorial)
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 (The World’s Borough!) NYC with her beloved husband/muse and a fluffy black cat named Bear. She is ambivalent about referring to herself in third person for the sake of this bio.

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Chill with me on Instagram: @alexcitrin