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My name is Katie Crumpton, and I am an illustrator local to Columbia, South Carolina. I earned my bachelor's degree in illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in May 2016.

I’ve been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, and I always knew that I wanted to be an artist since around age 5. Even dressing up as an artist for Career Day in 3rd Grade. Fast forward to now, I am a business owner, and have been illustrating children's books since 2018.

Inspiration comes from many places. Nature, experiences, day dreams, movies, books, music. I have my head in the clouds a lot, and I'm drawn to colorful and shiny things, and animals. Which explains why I love drawing rainbows, stars, plants, clouds..etc so much!

After spending a little over a decade living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I moved back to South Carolina so I could have a bigger workspace. I turned a spare bedroom into an art studio.

My goal in this lifetime is to bring happiness and whimsy to those who see my work, and to help and inspire other creatives as much as I can.

Fun Facts:


  • I'm deaf and blind on my left side only, because I have a facial difference called Goldenhar Syndrome. While it may cause minor inconveniences to me, this never stopped me from pursuing my love for the visual arts and playing instruments.

  • Aside from art, I also have an interest in music and the paranormal.

  • I have Synesthesia, which is a neurological condition which causes the brain to send sensory information through multiple senses at once. There are different types of Synesthesia, mine is associating numbers, letters, weekdays, and months with specific colors. So for example Wednesday is yellow, the number 7 is orange, and April is red. 


  • Business Owner of Katie Crumpton Art LLC

  • Children's Book Illustrator, represented by
    Astound.US illustration agency (2019-Present)


  • Redbubble Artist Resident (2016)

  • Vendor at Craft/Art Fairs and Comic Cons (2015-Present)

Mediums: Digital Art, Watercolor, Posca markers

Software: Procreate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate



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