Hi, I'm Noah! I use they/them pronouns. I am a Boston-based freelance artist whose work explores queer futurism, gender euphoria, and mental health. I am also a nonbinary trans man, and a 2020 artist in residence at the AIR Serenbe program. I illustrate children's books, create comics, design apparel, make art for activist groups, and teach workshops on art and gender identity. No matter what I'm doing, I strive to celebrate trans joy, empower trans kids, and create space for community healing!
I believe in art as a means of healing from trauma and manifesting change, at both individual and collective scales. I use my art to envision a radically equitable future, free of carceral violence and abuse. I am interested in independent creative projects that uplift marginalized voices and promote direct action towards mutual liberation.
Current work: I am currently working on three projects that are incredibly dear to me: my upcoming exhibition at the Boston Children's Museum, Trans Dreams Portrait Project; my debut graphic novel, Cloudland, coming in 2023 from Henry Holt; and my debut children's book as author and illustrator, Mama Moon, also coming in 2023 from Henry Holt! Trans Dreams Portrait Project is a series of portraits celebrating trans kids and their visions for the future, opening in January of 2022. Cloudland is the story of one trans boy's first crush, set at a summer camp in rural Georgia. Mama Moon is a story about a child who muses that their mother, who has bipolar disorder, is like the moon. I am so excited about these three projects, and I'm working on them frantically!
Published work: I am the illustrator of It Feels Good To Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn, The Every Body Book by Rachel Simon, and The Gender Identity Workbook For Kids by Kelly Storck. I also illustrate book covers; recent covers include Rolling Warrior by Judy Heumann, Too Bright To See by Kyle Lukoff, The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean, and The Other Animals by Audible. My clients are typically authors, educators, activists, publishers, and small businesses.
Partial client list: My past clients include Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Audible, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, New Harbinger Press, Beacon Press, Trans Resistance MA, Transmasculinidad, Southern Fried Queer Pride, Boston Pride, Berklee College, Utile Design, State Street, Float Boston, The Verb Hotel, and others.
Links: If you like my art, you can see more of it on Instagram, buy my prints and zines on Etsy, or pledge just $10 a month on Patreon to receive monthly prints in the mail! I also have an apparel store called Shirts 4 Change, where I donate 50% of all profits to activist groups and mutual aid.
Education: I graduated from Lesley University in 2018 with a BFA in Illustration, and I've been freelancing full time since then.
Identity: I am a white, able-bodied, neurodivergent, transmasculine, queer, sexual assault survivor. I strive in and out of work to be allied with BIPOC, immigrant, disabled, fat, femme, sex worker, HIV+, religiously oppressed, and other marginalized communities. If you are looking for an illustrator who identifies within these communities, please reach out and I will provide referrals to the best of my ability.
Say hi, don’t be shy! For book-related work, please contact my literary agent, Kelly, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other inquiries, please use the form below.
Events: I love visiting schools (physically and virtually) to lead workshops and speak about art, gender, and equity! I have taught workshops at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, museums, libraries, art festivals, and community centers. Some of these spaces include Lesley University, Northeastern University, the Henry Frost Children's Program, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dance Complex, the American Library in Paris, Charis Books & More, and Little Shop of Stories. Here are some photos from past events!