Born in 1995, Mariah Shamy is an Chinese adopted American illustrator and designer. Graduating from Columbus College of Art & Design in illustration, Mariah is currently a freelance illustrator based in Columbus, Ohio. After a study abroad trip to Japan, Mariah’s illustrations began to show a major influence of Asian culture and design. “I was influenced largely by the colourful advertisements and unusual illustration solutions I had been exposed to.”
Outside of drawing, Mariah enjoys traveling, eating, and visiting art museums. She hopes to be able to become an illustrator based in Japan and continue to travel the world.