Adobe Coloring Book
Daniela Alfieri is a London-based, Argentina-born illustrator and graphic designer whose work captures a blend of cultures, celebrates womanhood, and highlights the beauty of the simple things in life, in a colorful and inspiring way. Alfieri is half Italian (her father is from Italy), so cultural diversity is very important for her, as are the memories she’s made on her many voyages around the world—she’s been traveling since she was a small child. What she has seen and experienced on her travels has become a great source of inspiration and imagination. About her creation for the Adobe Coloring Book, she says, “Hobbies take us out of our everyday experience and give us a chance to do something we love and are passionate about. With this illustration, I would love to communicate the sense of peace we can find when we take some time to practice self-love. Sometimes in the noise of everyday routine, it helps to let go and flow with life. Taking some time off restores your ability to see clearly and allows you to see what actions you need to take toward your dreams, and to overcome challenges in a more constructive way.”
Adam Ellis grew up in the mountains of Montana and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. When he's not drawing comics, he’s watching documentaries about cults and dreaming about one day owning a backyard big enough to keep chickens. About his illustration for the Adobe Coloring Book, he says, “Being stuck at home has me feeling wistful for simpler times, so I decided to illustrate a slumber party scene. I’ve been replaying a lot of video games from my youth to take my mind off things, and I tried to make something with a sweetly nostalgic feel.”
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Morgan Harper Nichols
Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and poet whose work is inspired by real-life interactions and stories. In 2017, Morgan started a project through which she invites people to submit their stories to her website. From there, she creates art as a response to these stories and sends it to them before sharing the work publicly. All stories and names are kept private. The fruit of this project is shared daily around social media, in publications, and via various creative collaborations and installations. Her book of poetry and art All Along You Were Blooming is available where books are sold. About her creation for the Adobe Coloring Book, she says, “As we get older, it gets harder to find time to just take a break from work, and play. And even though I love my work and get to work in a creative profession, I forget to just slow down and do something for fun. This coloring sheet is a reminder to me to make time in my day to pick up my guitar or pick up some crayons to play, just because.”
Cristina Vanko is a freelance art director, letterer, and illustrator, and the author of two books, Hand-Lettering for Everyone and Adult-ish, with Penguin Random House. She creates playful, expressive, upbeat work that connects with you—and hopefully makes you smile! She says that her coloring page is reminiscent of the days when she didn’t think gardening was a form of play—only for it to turn into a full-blown hobby that she now digs as an adult.
Amber Vittoria is a Forbes 30 Under 30 artist working in New York City; her work focuses on the portrayal of women within art, and she has collaborated with like-minded brands, such as NBC, Warby Parker, Gucci, the New York Times, and Instagram, on pieces that further that narrative. About her creation for the Adobe Coloring Book, she explains that she was inspired by her newfound hobby of streaming dance classes: “This portrait serves as a reminder to myself that one can be quite terrible at dancing but still love the act of movement.”