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Unique Unusual Art, Gifts and Illustration

New York, United States

Meet the Owner of elizasteindesigns

Eliza Stein

owner, maker, designer

I like to create colorful artwork with imagery and messages that are sweet and sour, sometimes salty, maybe a little bitter.

A little history:

I grew up in New York City with an artist mother and a comedian father.

I attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, where I expanded my primary interest in drawing into printmaking, graphic design, comics, and children's art.

In college I continued to study printmaking and graphic design. In my free time, I participated in the dwindling days of the zine scene, founding the first Cartoonist Club on campus and helping friends lay out and produce literary zines. I hung out by the Xerox machines a lot. My own zine, Doggerel, is ensconced in the ABC No Rio Zine Library.

After college, I got into the growing alternative figure drawing scene (so many scenes!) Starting with Michael Alan's Draw-A-Thon, I drew thousands of models in weird costumes, helped with publicity and production for his fantastic shows, and got my first professional illustration jobs. I even did a little bit of modeling, but quickly returned to drawing and behind-the-scenes work.

I have always had a strong independent streak, so selling my own artwork online appealed to me. In late 2010, after lots of time looking for the best quality prints and card stock I could find, I opened Eliza Stein Designs here on Etsy. Over the years, it has grown gradually into one of the most rewarding parts of my artistic career.

All artwork and photos © Eliza Stein. All rights reserved by artist.

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