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Hi! I'm Alana McCarthy

I’m an illustrator, letterer and designer from Toronto who's eye-catching imagery will capture your brand's unique visual story.

I’m an honours graduate from OCAD illustration and am the perfect combination of artist and designer. I spent eight years in-house as a Senior Designer in Nelvana Animation’s Creative Services. So I also know my way around marketing and licensing for the toy and children's entertainment industry.

I have had the pleasure of working with clients such as Disney/Pixar, The Wall Street Journal, Loblaws, Milk, Cadbury, Coca Cola, Scholastic, Penguin Books, and Absolut Vodka. My work has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration and HOW Magazine. Fun fact: I was once a serving wench at Medieval Times! More ale m’lord?

"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

Selected Clients

  • Absolut Vodka
  • BBDO
  • Cadbury Chocolate
  • Chickadee Magazine - Owlkids
  • Coca-Cola
  • Corus Entertainment
  • Crayola
  • Disney/Pixar
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada - Milk
  • Fruitopia
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Leo Burnett
  • Loblaws
  • Nickelodeon

  • Nelson Thomson Learning
  • Nelvana
  • Oxford Press
  • Paw Patrol
  • Penguin Books
  • President's Choice
  • Rogers Media
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Scholastic
  • Steamwhistle Brewery
  • Thomson Financial Media
  • TBWA / Chiat / Day
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Zellers


  • Corus President's Award - Babar & Badou Style Guide 2011
  • Gemini Award - Best Cross-Platform project for Children and Youth - Babar and Badou Interactive Website 2011
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual #48 2007
  • American Illustration #26 - Chosen 2007
  • OCAD Illustration - AOCAD with Honours 2002
  • HOW Magazine Design Award 2004
  • Applied Arts Award 2002

I'd love to work with you! Request a quote using the form below.

Please note your budget, timing and details of the project

Phone 416-979-1936 | Email

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