I'm an illustrator living in southern Maine, a few miles from the sea. My illustrations are a blend of traditional and digital media, mixing watercolor, ink, pencil and more. I've created illustrations and lettering for a range of clients including Galison/Mudpuppy, Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Penguin Books.

I’m inspired by vintage textiles, all things Slavic, mystery novels, the ocean and long-forgotten ephemera. In addition to book illustration, I also create mixed media artwork that blends drawing and embroidery, portraiture and needlework.

Email: abigail@theodesign.com.

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  • Fort Building Time, by Megan Wagner Lloyd (Knopf, Fall 2017)
  • Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd), by Julie Bowe (Cover Artwork – Penguin, March 2017)
  • Finding Wild, by Megan Wagner Lloyd (Knopf, Summer 2016)
  • The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, by Laura Shovan (Cover Artwork – Random House, Spring 2016)
  • Oh My Godmother: The Spell Bind, by Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson (Hyperion, Fall 2014)
  • Oh My Godmother: The Magic Mistake, by Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson (Hyperion, Winter 2014)
  • The Problem With Being Slightly Heroic, by Uma Krishnaswami(Atheneum / S&S, 2013)
  • Bella’s Rules, by Elissa Haden Guest (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013)
  • Oh My Godmother: The Glitter Trap, by Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson (Hyperion, 2013)
  • The Year of the Book, by Andrea Cheng (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)
  • The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, by Uma Krishnaswami (Atheneum / S&S, 2011)
  • The Cupcake Diaries, by Coco Simon (Series cover artwork / Simon Spotlight, 2011 - Ongoing)
  • The Melancholic Mermaid, by Kallie George (Simply Read Books, 2010)
  • Penny Dreadful, by Laurel Snyder (Random House, 2010)
  • Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, by Lauren Tarshis (Cover Artwork – Puffin Books, 2010)
  • Emma Jean Lazarus Fell In Love, by Lauren Tarshis (Cover Artwork – Puffin Books, 2010)
  • Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe, by Susan Patron (Aladdin / S&S, 2009)


  • Flow Weekly (September 2015)
  • Hoop-la (Spring 2015)
  • Artful Blogging (Winter 2014)
  • The Artist's Magazine (October 2009)


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