Allison is an illustrator and artist who never stops creating. She loves dreaming up characters, scenes, and typography that reflect a playful spirit and bright colors. Over the past twelve years, Allison has worked with a wide variety of clients that span many different industries, including advertising, editorial, stationery, wall art, giftware, home furnishings, apparel, bolt fabric and book covers. In addition to her client work, Allison launched her own boutique stationery line in 2014, Handmade by Allison Cole, that specializes in eco-friendly printed cards featuring her whimsical illustrations. Allison graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Providence with her husband, son, and two cats.
To commission new work, please get in touch! I look forward to working with you.
email@example.com • 401-474-8638
To license existing work, check out the Surface Design section and send us an email with your name, company name, and the types of imagery you are interested in. We will be happy to pull together a private gallery for your review.
I love sharing the knowledge I have gathered over the years with people of all ages and backgrounds. I am passionate about helping to inspire and excite people with all the possibilities art, illustration, and living a creative life has to offer.
I currently teach BFA undergraduates at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. My classes focus on combining real-world industry skills with creative self-driven projects.
In addition to teaching, I have also given artist talks and workshops for colleges, conferences and websites. I love leading specialized workshops and talks that focus on career-enhancing skills.
Modern Thrive, The Business of Illustration / Webinar 2016
RISD Alumni Services, Licensing Your Art / Webinar 2016
Flow Magazine Workshop / NYC 2015
ICON 8 Illustration Conference, Surface Design Workshop / Portland OR 2014
Make It In Design Masterclass / Online Workshop 2014
New Hampshire Institute of Art Visiting Artist Talk / Manchester, NH 2013
Make Art That Sells Interview / Online Workshop 2013
RISD Museum, Locally Made Artist Talk / Providence RI 2013
RISD Art of Business Conference, Speaker / Providence RI 2013
Montserrat College of Art Artist Talk / Beverly, MA 2013
Please contact me regarding teaching or speaking opportunities!
Target / Hasbro / Scholastic / Houghton Mifflin / Little Brown / Running Press / Keds / Papyrus / The Land of Nod / Camelot Fabrics / American Greetings / Galison Mudpuppy / Madison Park Greetings / Tiny Prints / American Girl / Family Circle / Wieden + Kennedy / Peaceable Kingdom Press / Pufies / Camelbak / Badge Bomb / Nike / West Elm / Quarto Publishing / Washington Post / CVS Caremark
2017 3x3 Professional Show, Textiles/Patterns, Merit
2016 3x3 Professional Show, Textiles/Patterns, Merit, Honorable Mention
2015 3x3 Professional Show, Textiles/Patterns, Honorable Mention