elara tanguy
visual creative: print + web media
home   |   garden   |  food   |   lifestyle

I began working as an illustrator after graduating from Parsons School of Design in 2003. My clients have included a wide variety of businesses and publishers... ranging from an educational ashram in Northern India, to a fleet of artisan ice cream trucks in Brooklyn, NY. Along the way I've illustrated book covers, educational books, product labels, and magazine features.

As an illustrator, I love bringing my energy and inspiration to each new project. I am able to incorporate both traditional and digital techniques into my drawings, but am rooted in watercolor, pencil, ink, and printmaking.

I currently live, play and work in Savannah, Georgia, where I recently received an MA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Savannah College of Art & Design
2012-2015            MA Illustration
Parsons School of Design
1999-2003            Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Creative 2005-Present
Clients Include:
Fine Gardening Magazine, Taunton Press, Newtown, CT-12/11-9/15
contributing illustrator:
Do’s and Don’t of Garden Separation, Feb16
Vines for the Connoisseur, Dec15
Surprising Shrubs for Small Spaces, Jun15
Spring: Plant This With That, Apr15
Is Your Soil the Problem?, Feb15
Three Ways To Create Intimacy, Dec14
Plants for Property Lines, Oct14
Forget the Annuals, Aug14
Subtle Design Elements That Make a Difference, Apr14
Designing a Lush Backyard Retreat, Feb14
Gardening into Your Golden Years, Spr13
If You Can’t Have a Curvy Walk, Feb13
The Consequence of Spraying Glyphosate, Dec13
A Tiny Courtyard Makeover, Dec12
featured illustrator:
Container Issue, Summer 2014
Container Issue, Summer 2013
White Flower Farm, Litchfield, CT-9/15 watercolor art: White Flower Farm Spring
2015 Garden Book
: Monarch Butterfly Garden
Town of Peterborough, NH-5/15
Prospective concept maps of proposed city park
Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT-2/11-3/15 interior art:
The Permaculture City, 2015
The Art of Fermentation, 2012
The New Horse-Powered Farm, 2013
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm, 2011
Gardening How-To Magazine, NAMG, Minetonka, MN-8/12-9/14 watercolor illustrations:  
Grow Fresh Herbs All Year, Nov/Dec14
Pick a Theme and Grow!, Jan/Feb14
Sunny Prospects, Jan/Feb13
Plant It Right!, Fall 2012
Cooking Club Magazine, NAMG, Minetonka, MN-7/14 watercolor illustrations:
One Potato, Two Potato, Fall 2014

Organic Gardening Magazine, Rodale Publishing, Emmaus, PA8/11-5/12 watercolor art:
Flower Power: Bay, Aug/Sep12
Onward & Upward, Jun/Jul12
The Best of Thymes, Apr/May12
Design Like a Pro: Beautiful Mud, Feb/Mar12
Good Bug, Bad Bug: Fungus Gnats, Dec/Jan12
The Great Pumpkins (Map of Sweden), Oct/Nov11

Black Dog & Leventhal, NY, NY-8/10-5/15 cover art:
Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How, 2014
Craft Wisdom & Know-How, 2011
Garden Wisdom & Know-How, 2010
interior art:
The Honey Connoisseur, 2012
Honeybee: Lessons From an Accidental Beekeeper, 2009

Mother Earth News, Ogden Publications, Topeka, KS-10/13 Duck, Duck, Goose!, Feb/Mar14

Skipstone Press/Mountaineers Books,
Seattle, WA-10/12-11/12 interior art: Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard, 2012
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Brooklyn, NY-4/08-10/10 Branding/Packaging Illustrator
Design Assistant
Shahid & Company, New York, NY-9/05-4/08
Apple products, Adobe CS4-CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), SketchUp, Manga Studio, Wacom Cintiq, silkscreen equipment, exposure units, etching/lithography printing presses
Illustration, poster design, map design, landscape garden rendering, perspective drawing, pattern design, printmaking (lithography, intaglio, screen, relief, mono), editorial portraits, murals, sign painting
Maywood Davis Cafe, Hilton Head Island, SC-10/15-1/16
Alexander Ink, Savannah, GA-7/14-9/14
deFine Arts Festival, Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA- 2/14-3/14
Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA-5/10-6/10
Bemis Art Exposition, Seattle, WA-10/09
Queen Anne Books, Seattle, WA-9/09-10/09
Applied Arts 2014: Student Awards, Diatribe and Drink Deep, 12/14
Alexander Ink 2014: Honorable Mention, The Engineer, 5/14
Pie baking, bike riding, hiking, ceramic painting, upholstery, printmaking