Delaney Gibbons

Hey there

I'm Delaney—a designer, illustrator, and writer living 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 was born in Philadelphia and moved to New York City in 2008 to study art and writing. I earned a BFA in Illustration from Parson the New School for Design, and a BA in Creative Writing from Eugene Lang College.

After working for an advertising startup and two of the big five book publishers in NYC, my fiancé and I packed our things into a U-haul and drove to Chicago. Three months later, the Cubs won the World Series so it was clearly the right move.

These days, I do design and illustration for dscout. I also write and illustrate a (mostly) monthly e-zine, take classes at a local pottery studio, and stay current with freelance and personal projects.

I'm happy to discuss commissions, collaborations, or other opportunities. Use the form below or send a note to and I'll get back to you shortly. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Happy clients

"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