About Elinore Eaton

"When an artist is genuine, we trust them to transport us." - Holly Shaw

Elinore Eaton is a focused and passionate artist, always exploring, studying, creating. Her life’s passion is making art that brings new perspectives to universal truths and stories, myth, and lore. Although we all have unique experiences and stories, we are not alone, and sometimes art can remind us of our shared but unique place in the world.

Elinore is an illustrator and visual development artist. She creates her art with both digital and traditional mediums that include graphite, charcoal, watercolor, ink, and acrylic, as well as digital paint and programs. She’s not afraid to blend mediums and break rules to get end results with striking imagery and emotional impact. Her style is both realistic and fantastical, and she explores subjects of myth, folklore, spirit, fantasy, horror, and magic. She is always curious to expand on subjects and style, and no project is too big or too small.

Elinore Eaton has been a professional freelance illustrator and graphic designer for over ten years in both commercial and fine art industries, holding a BFA from San Francisco State University, with studies from CCA and Miami Ad School, as well as years of self taught and mentored study. One of her favorite things about art is that it is a never ending practice with endless possibilities.



Freelance Visual Development, Design, and Art Direction  01/2009-PRESENT (Complete details in resumé)

Notable agencies I have worked with: AKQA, Mekanism, SF Heat, Pars McCann, Pereira & O'Dell, Barrett SF, Tapjoy, MobiTV
Notable brands I have worked with: EA Sports, Reading Rainbow, Sephora, bareMINERALS, Target Beauty, GAP, CocaCola, Disney, TuneIn, Crest, Google, AirBnB, Jimmy Dean, Starbucks, Verizon, At&T, Sprint, multiple TV networks including  ABC, CBS, NBC, and ESPN

Digital and traditional art direction, concepts, design, and production for web, mobile, and print with international and local clients and brands.

Created complete advertising campaign concepts including multimedia, banner ads, print, OOH, social, microsites, minigames, and branding; from concept to production, often working with teams in agency and tech settings.  

Designed and produced product; original artwork and illustration, concept art,
and UI for mobile apps, games, animation, and stories.

Art Instructor 04/2016-07/2018

Vine Gogh, Portland, OR
Step by step acrylic painting instruction for adult's and children's classes. 

Photoshop Instructor 06/2013-12/2013

Miami Ad School, San Francisco, CA
Class planning, instruction, and evaluation of adult Photoshop students with a
concentration on design and advertising.


Mentored Study
Focused study in color & light, figure drawing, character design, environment design, acrylic & watercolor painting, traditional digital painting and drawing with mentorship and online classes and communities; ie Schoolism & Oatley Academy 

Art Director 2 Year Program
Miami Ad School

BFA with Honors, Drawing and Painting and Conceptual Information Arts
SF State University, CCA


Art & Design
Character, prop, and environment design and paint; storyboarding and illustration. Digital painting and drawing; acrylic, ink, and watercolor painting; pastels, charcoal, pencil drawing and sketching; color and light design, composition, and perspective.

Advertising & Communications
Photo retouching, composite imagery, responsive, apps, mobile, tablet, site, iOS, Android, email, banners, multimedia, social, print, packaging, typography, ad campaign, copywriting, brand identity, and UI design.

Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and ProCreate