Ellen Manning is an artist with a BFA in Illustration and minor in Printmaking from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
She spends most of her days doodling in her sketchbook, reading, listening to music, and working on freelance projects for various clients. Her work has appeared in the Dallas Morning Newspaper and the covers of four anthologies for Deep Center located in Savannah, Georgia.
Her art emanates feelings of childishness yet it delves into such complexities as body image, self esteem, feminism, mental health, and many more intricate topics involving young girls and women. She mainly works digitally on her pieces but does not shy away from traditional media such as printmaking inks or markers in her sketchbook illustrations.
I want to reach out to people who are feeling isolated in their feelings of self esteem and body image issues. My main goal is so uplift young girls and women with my bright and colorful art depicting that their sadness can lead to confidence and self-love. It is a tough road to travel for anyone, but I aspire to make it a little less lonely and more of an adventure to truly appreciating oneself.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 2012-2016
BFA in Illustration, Minor in Printmaking
Illustration Intern - Dallas Morning Newspaper
Nov 2016 - Present
Working as an illustration intern for the Dallas Morning News creating pieces for newspaper articles.
Illustration Intern - Gifted Creative Group
May 2016 - Present
Working as a freelance illustrator on various projects including logos/advertisements and learning new skills such as hand lettering and typography.
Illustrator - Deep Center
Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
Designed and illustrated the cover and inside illustrations for the four 2016 fall anthologies - a collection of writings by public school students of Savannah, GA.
Graphic Designer - Keller Public Library
Mar 2016 - July 2016
Worked with client to design illustrations for t-shirts and event posters.
Graphic Designer - Bedford Public Library
Jun 2013 - May 2014
Worked with client on developing concepts for event posters.