Episode 12

Abbey Lossing on being a mindful illustrator and not overthinking her work

Creative Boom Podcast Episode #12 - Abbey Lossing on being a mindful illustrator and not overthinking her work

Abbey Lossing is an illustrator and animator based in New York City, renowned for her delightful portraits of people.

Abbey grew up in Granville, Ohio, and moved to the Big Apple after graduating in Illustration from Syracuse University. Having worked as a staff illustrator at BuzzFeed and then Vice News, she went freelance in 2017, and her clients now include Facebook, Target, Google, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Abbey is often inspired by fashion and textiles, and she loves to integrate patterns in her work. She was one of the 10 artists and designers who collaborated with Creative Boom to celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2019 and help raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

On a recent trip to New York, I popped along to Abbey's apartment to thank her in person and to chat more about her creative work and life.

It was interesting to see the home of one of our favourite illustrators and how it revealed a little of her character, too. Everything was in order, clean and tidy, with beautiful ornaments and soft colours and furnishings adding warmth and personality throughout. A cat was happily curled up somewhere in a bedroom, as we sat at Abbey's dining table overlooking a quiet street in Park Slope.

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