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Hello! I'm a San Francisco-based illustrator whose work is influenced by my love of natural history, vintage book illustration, and weird science. I studied drawing and painting at the California College of the Arts, and spent much of my career working in-house, illustrating and art directing for science books. Now freelancing, my clients include:

Macmillan, Scientific American, NPR, Nature, The Field Museum, W.W. Norton & Company, Science Friday, Storey Publishing, Reef Check, Cengage, Pearson, The Scientist, Cosmos, Bay Nature, El PaísThe San Franciscan, and Australian Geographic. You can read about my work process on my guest post for Scientific American.

contact:  kelly AT klmurphyillustration 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. 

Illustrations may not be used in datasets for, in the development of, or as inputs to generative AI programs.

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