About Elinore Eaton

Elinore Eaton is a focused and passionate illustrator and artist based out of Portland, Oregon. She grew up in a cabin under the ancient redwood trees of Santa Cruz, California, surrounded by lush gardens, forests, myths, and fairytales which continue to inspire her today. Her work explores storytelling, folklore, and new perspectives on universal truths. Elinore uses concept, mood, and symbolism to evoke awe and wonder and the layered meaning, emotion, and spiritual metaphor in her art inspires deep inner reflection.

Elinore Eaton has been a professional artist and illustrator since 2010, with a BFA from San Francisco State, and years of self-taught disciplines. She blends traditional watercolor with digital painting for a seamless magical result. Dance is also a major component of Elinore’s life and art, and she has been a professional belly dancer for many years. 

She is currently creating a new adaptation of The Snow Queen, and is particularly focused on expanding work into the Children’s Book and YA Industries. She is also open for work in books and book covers, cards and games, as well as gaming and editorial illustration.

Elinore is also currently open to agent representation and publishing queries.



Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer 01/2009-Present

44-card full color oracle deck; concepts, design, and illustration, Oracle deck for Blue Angel Publishing, publication set for early 2020.

Past clients include: AKQA, Mekanism, SF Heat, Pars McCann, Pereira & O'Dell, Barrett SF, Tapjoy, MobiTV

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

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 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

Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators


Art & Design
Book covers, children’s books, Tabletop game art, Deck and card art, and editorial illustration and design.
Key frame design and illustration.
Digital painting and drawing.
Traditional medium expertise in watercolor, acrylic, pastels, charcoal, pencil drawing and sketching.
Color and light design, composition, and perspective.
Expertise in anatomy and life drawing.
Expertise in landscape drawing and painting.

Advertising & Communications
Photo retouching.
Composite imagery and mockups.
Responsive media design for apps, mobile, tablet, site, iOS, Android, email.
Banner ad, multimedia, and social art direction and design.
Print and packaging.
Typography and Layout.
Ad campaign art direction.

Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

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