Hello! My name is Michelle Taormina—I am an illustrator, book cover designer and hand letterer with over 11 years experience designing book cover packages for some of the top publishing houses in New York City. My longest run was at Harper Collins where I filled the role of Senior Designer for their Teen Fiction imprints. I conceptualized initial sketches, collaborated with astoundingly talented artists from all mediums, and organized / supervised photoshoots. I've also hand lettered, styled, and illustrated a few titles as well.
My work is ever evolving and I love creating in different styles and mediums. I am currently Freelancing and ready to take on both design and illustration projects. Please feel free to drop me a line in the contact section. Commissions are open.
School: School of Visual Arts: BA in Graphic Design
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Rising Sign: Sagittarius (just like Bruce Lee)
Moon in Virgo
Favorite TV Shows: Stranger Things, Vikings, The Last Kingdom, Versailles, GOT—so manyyyy.
Favorite Books: Grendel, Silmarillion, and Pride & Prejudice to name a very few.
Interests: Lifting weights, traveling, singing loudly at random moments, having a laugh, cooking lots of delicious food, organizing living spaces, and Sephora.
Side hustle: Life Coach/Wellness Counselor