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Elise Vavrus Krohn is an illustrator based in NYC. 

Elise specializes in custom fashion art, but her marker, ink, and watercolor illustrations depict a wide range of subjects. Please visit PORTFOLIO to see her recent work and explore ongoing illustration projects by category. 

Elise received her Bachelors of the Arts in Medieval History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2013. Her historical background continues to have a profound influence on her work.  

After completing her undergrad, Elise returned to New York and transitioned into the fashion industry. She developed her illustration style and technique as a womenswear designer in the specialty retail environment, hand drawing over 2,500 garment sketches and illustrating artwork for apparel printing. 

Elise has illustrated for select clients with international reach, most recently for Ann Inc. (Ann Taylor & LOFT). Private commissions this year have included custom bridal and fashion portraits, original designs for stationary, and illustrations of clients’ homes and pets.   

Artwork is available for license and commissions are welcomed! See CONTACT to place an illustration order, ask a question about purchasing artwork, or inquire about freelance availability.

To learn more about Elise’s work, please visit the BLOG, where she shares her inspiration and writes about style, fashion history, and the experience of working in a creative field.