b. 1986, HK.

Delaney Gibbons - Live portrait drawing

Hello! I'm Delaney Gibbons—a Chicago-based illustrator, designer and writer. 

I grew up just outside of Philadelphia, followed by a 9-year tenure in NYC. In 2016, I swapped the East River for Lake Michigan, and now I work as a marketing designer for the Chicago-based research tech startup, dscout

When I'm not creating, I'm off looking for a sunny window seat, good coffee, and dogs in want of a belly scratch.

Whether it's designing brand graphics, illustrating People Nerds, painting a wall mural in a coffee shop, or writing an essay on NYC apartment hunting, I am undoubtedly at my happiest when immersed in a creative project.

For commissions or inquiries, feel free to get in touch!

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education :

B.F.A. Illustration
Parsons the New School for Design

B.A. Creative Writing/Poetry
Eugene Lang College