CARRIE EKO-BURGESS grew up in the outskirts of Detroit where she learned to draw by repeatedly drawing every animal in Ed Emberly’s Drawing Book of Animals. Taking from these early lessons, she still utilizes simple shapes to create her colorful digital illustrations. After graduating from The University of Texas with a BFA in Design, she stayed in Austin working as a graphic designer and illustrator for eight years. In 2003, Carrie started her own studio, focusing on editorial and children’s market illustration. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and two children. Please visit her website at to see more of her work.


Books Published

Client list:

Henry Holt
Giggles ’n Hugs Restaurant