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Alexandra Citrin is an interdisciplinary illustrator and art director based in NYC. You can call her Alex. Everyone does. 

These days, Alex is working primarily out of her studio as an illustrator while taking on freelance art direction projects. She was previously the deputy art director at Time Out New York and art director of Time Out Kids before moving on to work as a freelance art director for Women's Wear Daily. She is currently freelancing as the editorial art director for Refinery29. 

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 Playboy, Nylon, Refinery29, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, Taste, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Hopes & Fears, WWD, Electric Literature, Urban Outfitters, Diner Journal, Politico, Northside Media, Vice, Swarthmore College, The New School, and the New York Observer. 

Alex is also a visiting professor in the ComD department at the Pratt Institute.

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

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

Awards & Recognitions:
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 Exhibit, 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: alex@alexcitrin.com
Chill with me on Instagram: @alexcitrin