Haley Mortensen is a freelance illustrator and designer with 7 years of professional experience in editorial, corporate, and advertising illustration as well as children’s publishing. While she currently lives and works in Norfolk, Virginia, Haley is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she received her BFA in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011.
She enjoys storytelling through her work, especially through her soft use of traditional mediums, and is inspired by children’s stories, plant and animal life, European towns, Studio Ghibli, elaborate package design, and orchestral music.
Some client highlights include ShurTech Brands LLC, Vitamix, Penca Design Group LTD, The Ohio Department of Transportation, and Faber-Castell/Creativity for Kids.
Recently, Haley opened her online shop, Thistlebury, which carries prints and other fun items featuring her work.