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Morgan Hall: Bio

Sugar, Spice, and Nothing Nice...

My name is Morgan Hall AKA ✨ Morgan Illustrates ✨ and I am a designer and Illustrator based in Chicago, Il. Dubbed an artist since I could hold a pencil, I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2022 with a BA in Illustration. However, my passions bleed beyond the page. I also posses strengths in art direction, digital media strategy, growth strategy, UX, web design and development. 

I have both freelance and in-house experience including work as a social media content strategist and illustrator for Chicago's optical powerhouse, Big City Optical in 2021. I've since started a small business as an independent artist, served as a creative and strategy intern and consultant for Upshot Agency, and become an ABO certified optical manager at Warby Parker where I also work remotely with WP's growth team on paid search and social media campaigns.

Bubble Gum and
Bullsh#t!

Morgan Illustrates is an illustrative brand that specializes in depicting expressive female figures. Playful and bold, the brand seeks to unapologetically emphasize the feminine form, usually in an array of bright and highly contrasted, eye catching colors. Drawing from the artists childhood experience in the early 2000s when ebony video vixens were just a button click away from the Powerpuff Girls. Morgan Illustrates her perspective on black femininity and girlhood un – divorced from sexuality. 

A Washed-Up Prom Queen

Morgan Hall continues her education at College of Lake County learning Web Design and Development. She and her illustrations have been featured in numerous art shows and conventions around Chicago and the greater Chicago area, with the largest being the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (2022, 2023, and 2024)! Her work has also been seen at Argyle Nights Market, North Halsted Market Days, Depaul Pop Culture Conference, and Columbia College Chicago's own Inkfest – to name a few! She's also been published which you can read about here!

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