about vanessa montano (she/her) is a metro-detroit based illustrator who focuses on quirky and fun work that consists of traditional inked lines and digital finishes. she has a BFA in illustration from the college for creative studies.

vanessa has worked for many clients, including LEAR corporation, grosse pointe chamber of commerce, the great YA podcast, AIGA detroit/michigan united, and most recently the children’s book, “for those about to rock: a kid’s guide to 50 music legends.”

when not working on pieces, she enjoys petting her dog daisy, thinking about food 24/7, watching hilariously bad movies, and trying to collect all of the power moons in mario odyssey.

feel free to reach out to her by any of the methods below:


honors & exhibitions
member | illustrators for hire | 2020

member | gurl museum day | 2020

online exhibition | director’s pick | anton art center | 2020

member | aiga detroit chapter | 2020

fall fantasy
| black box gallery | 2019

member | women who draw | 2019

members exhibition | whitdel arts | 2019

ICON10 group show | red bull house of art | 2018

drinks x design | design core detroit | 2018

emerging artist award | the guild of artists and artisans | 2018

the bitters 2 | whitdel arts | 2018

detroit design festival | eastern market after dark | 2017

all images copyright © 2020 vanessa montano