Lydia Hess
Illustration, Portland Oregon United States
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Lydia Hess has been illustrating for book publishers, magazines, and Calendar and greeting cards. Her medium of choice is scratchboard - but likes to mix it up with digital montage and printmaking pizzaz.

Lydia lives in Portland, Oregon where she shares her life with her husband, photographer Robbie McClaran and their two very smart daughters.

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I am currently an Art Director, Image editor and Product Development team member with Amber Lotus Publishing. This allows me the opportunity to work with Photographers, Illustrators and writers creating products that are stunning, mindful and clever. Amber Lotus Publishing strives to consistently offer paper products that are unique, authentic, and distinctive, creating calendars, datebooks, cards and journals for the mindful consumer. I am honored to be part of that team.

I have just completed the first in a coloring book series for HarperElixir, an imprint with Harper Collins Publishing. This was such a fun and challenging project. Creating a full page illustration every day for 5 months. The focus of these two books is a personal passion of my own. Finding the sacred in the ordinary world we live in. Nature & Symbol have consistently found their way into my work and this project shines a spotlight on those aspects of life. I was also offered the opportunity to design the covers and the interior layout for the books.

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