Kali Ciesemier. Kali is a friend and former roommate of mine, and I love her illustrations- they always make me happy, especially the above illustration of cakes! Kali is primarily a freelance illustrator, but she is also currently teaching illustration at MICA, where she graduated from in 2008. Kali puts a lot of heart & soul into her work, and it shows! When I was living with her, she was always working- she really cares about what she does and is extremely talented. I think my favorite two things about Kali's work are her colors- usually a limited color palette, but full of nuance and great shades- and her subjects, always playful and smart. Even with the various jobs she gets- she has illustrated for Air Tran's GO! Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Pagepath Technologies, Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Time Out NY Magazine, and many others- her style is always recognizable and her work is always wonderful!
(Illustration for Time Out NY Magazine)
(Illustration for "Vs." Exhibition at The Wind-Up Space)
To check out more of Kali's work, you can go to her website, www.ciesemier.com or check out her blog at Kalidraws.blogspot.com!