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You've reached the web home of freelance illustrator, designer, and artist Shaina Koval. A graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Shaina focuses on graphic design and children's book/editorial illustration, and can be hired for freelance work all across the globe!

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Since I was a teenager, people have always found me rather bird-like in appearance. My whole immediate […]

Wedding of Bears

Wedding of Bears

Another bear illustration for my ursus-loving client. An absolute pleasure to work on, as always. These little […]

The Lewis Clan

The Lewis Clan

When the bears in The Bear Dance aren’t dancing, they’re just your regular nature lovers, spending time […]

Illustrated Interpretation: William H. Beard’s The Bear Dance

Illustrated Interpretation: William H. Beard’s The Bear Dance

A fun commissioned illustration I did for a Vassar connection’s wedding based on one of the couple’s […]

Tale of a Llama

Tale of a Llama

It’s epic. There’s a llama. ‘Nuff said.

Doenjang Beach

Doenjang Beach

In the usual fashion of drawing things for people I like, this is the latest incarnation of […]

The Big Wave

The Big Wave

A prequel drawn after-the-fact to the illustration titled “Sea Kitties.” Maybe they’ll get a whole story… to […]

Starry Starry & Sleepy Sleepy Hippos

Starry Starry & Sleepy Sleepy Hippos

Do you remember that game from the 90s called Hungry Hungry Hippos? This really has nothing to […]

Sea Kitties

Sea Kitties

Sea Kitties is a children-book interpretation of the doodles I leave behind on every piece of paper […]

Dystopic Tree

Dystopic Tree

I dread a future like this, where instead of trees, there are only telephone poles and cables. […]

Haeran Jjambbong

Haeran Jjambbong

My partner in crime, life, and art, Rahn, has had published an autobiographical essay about gender and […]

Otter and Lemur

Otter and Lemur

Otter and Lemur’s saga began here, as a present to my partner Rahn for our fifth anniversary. […]

Koval-Kim Noir

Koval-Kim Noir

Before I decided to claim my name on the internet, just in case another Shaina Koval popped […]

Marit Larsen

Marit Larsen

Marit Larsen sings sweet songs, with a light and pure vibe, and I tried to capture it […]

The Kim Riders

The Kim Riders

My partner, the in-laws and I take a ride through the ocean on some badass motorcycles, making […]

Notes from the Director’s Chair

Notes from the Director’s Chair

For an article published in The New York Observer, this piece explores director Elia Kazan’s relationship with […]

Heist at the Waldorf

Heist at the Waldorf

When all you have is money on the mind, and you try to do something as ridiculous […]