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I'm a San Francisco-based illustrator whose work is influenced by my love of natural history, vintage book illustration, and the environment. I studied drawing and painting at the California College of the Arts, and spent my early career working in-house for magazine and book publishers, illustrating and art directing for some of the top selling titles in college science.

Clients include Macmillan, Scientific American, Nature, The Field Museum of Natural History, Storey/Hachette, Cengage Learning, Pearson Education, The Scientist, Cosmos, Australian Geographic, and Bay Nature. You can read about my work process on my guest post for Scientific American.


kelly AT klmurphyillustration DOT COM

kelly AT murphyscienceart DOT COM


Note that there is a fantastically talented New York Times best-selling children's book author and illustrator (and winner of a gazillion illustration awards) also named Kelly Murphy. Her lovely work can be seen here.