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Hi! I'm Alana McCarthy.

I'm a Toronto illustrator who makes bright, painterly custom illustrations, lettering, design and murals to help brands and businesses stand out.

With 20 years of professional creative experience I'm an expert visual problem solver and easy to work with. I'm happy to collaborate with clients worldwide and help you solve your design dilemmas.


"Alana is a best-in-class professional in creative design. With keen attention to detail and impeccable sense of layout and aesthetics, Alana takes the stress out of deadlines and always delivers on time. Her skills in illustrations, calligraphy and typography are what make her a stand-out designer and visual artist. She is a delight to work with, and remarkably creative and talented."

- Cara Bleskie, Development Manager, Nelvana

" When we began the process of looking for an illustrator for this book, Alana’s vibrant style made her work distinct. Bringing Alana’s inspired illustrations and professional approach to this team has been remarkable. In addition to her talent, Alana is a creative collaborator who is both responsive and responsible. Working with her on Strum and The Wild Turkeys has been such a celebration of what can happen when someone breathes in your ideas and brings your vision to life in an even more vivid way than could have been imagined. I can’t wait to share our book with the world."

- Noa Daniel, Building Outside the Blocks

"Alana is a dream to work with -- she's communicative, prompt, follows direction, and professional on top of being brilliantly creative. It's been a real pleasure to work with her."

- Arlene Miller, Art Director at Pearson Education

"Working with Alana was great. With little direction she came up with a beautiful hand lettered illustrated logo for us, incorporating the cutest worms ever! Client was super happy."

- Lindsey Jacobs, Graphic Designer

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