Delaney Gibbons

I am a designer, illustrator, and writer based in Chicago. I make it a point to tell every dog I meet that I love them, and you'll most likely find me sitting by a sunny window.

I grew up just outside of Philadelphia and moved to New York City for college, where I earned my BFA in Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design, and my BA in Creative Writing from Eugene Lang College.

I now live in Chicago with my fiancé, where I've started to explore ceramics at a local pottery studio. When I'm not illustrating People Nerds for dscout, I'm designing the tech startup's marketing and brand materials. I also write and illustrate a (mostly) monthly e-zine and stay current with freelance and personal projects.

Feel free to get in touch about commissions, collaborations, or other opportunities. 


"Working with Delaney was such a delight. She is so talented and thoughtfully creative. We asked her to make a custom design for a mural that outlines the process of making specialty coffee. We wanted something that was unique, informative and that would peak the interest of the customers in our store. Delaney exceeded our expectations. Having her paint the mural while the store was open was so much fun - our customers brought their kids to watch her do her thing. She was professional, brought all of her own supplies and cleaned up thoroughly when she was finished. We are happy with the results and happy that our customers come in loving the mural, asking who painted it and asking where they can find their own copy to put on their walls at home. Thank you so much Delaney! We can't wait to work with you again in the future and recommend you to anyone looking for custom design work!" — Megan and Ross of Function Coffee Labs

Other clients include Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Children's Books, and Spar Partners. Publications include Spillway Mag, The Rumpus, and She Is Fierce.