Photo by Alex Antitch for Ann Taylor 

Photo by Alex Antitch for Ann Taylor 

You can find Julia's drawings on a variety of things: wallpaper, bedding, billboards, fabric, clothing, dishes, pillows, newspapers, magazines, books, subway posters, umbrellas, towels, mugs and more. 

Julia works from her studio in the back of her apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She has a Wheaten Terrier named Rudy who keeps her company. 

She teaches Surface Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The first day of class the students do this

Julia co-founded Women Who Draw, an open directory of female professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists with fellow illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. It was created in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, emphasizing female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators. 

Often she collaborates with Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe as ALSO

She also runs Ladies Drawing Night, a female-only drink and draw, with Leah Goren and Rachael Cole. Look for upcoming events announced on her instagram.  Or start your own! Or follow along with them here or here

Julia has authored/illustrated over ten books and hopes you might buy some of them for your library. You can purchase any of them on Amazon or Indiebound or support your local bookstore. 

She used to run Book By Its Cover. It is archived here

Follow along on her current projects on her Instagram @juliarothman.