ellen skye riley

My name is Ellen and I specialize in presentation and icon design. As I've developed my skills, my passion for illustration has grown. I am drawn toward modern art and a minimalist approach. There is a beauty that comes from simplicity and a welcome challenge in designing it. I have a background in branding and presentation design, and continue to be inspired by my community here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am currently working as a designer for Airbnb where I explore with innovative story telling and design in a field that is constantly evolving. I love a Wes Anderson film and enjoy putting together stellar dinner parties with friends. I have a passion for running, traveling, and obsessing over French Bulldogs. I am a designer, an optimist, an explorer, and a modern woman looking to take on the world one challenge at a time. 



If you follow my @ellen.illustrates on Instagram you probably saw the 30 day illustration I did. I explored a new illustration style playing with line and photos. I wasn't sure I was going to pull it off especially with how busy I was but I'm proud to say I did! I really enjoyed this challenge and I plan to keep illustrating... 


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