Hello! My name is Michelle Tran and I’m an illustrator and designer based in Dallas. I’m a Texas native, born and raised in Amarillo. I attended The University of Texas at Austin and after graduating with a degree in Advertising, I moved to Dallas. In what seems another life, I worked for over 10 years in online advertising. It was a career I really loved, but ultimately left to pursue my dream of becoming an artist and designer.

So here we are! My work comes from my nostalgia for the wonderment and magic around every corner when you’re a kid. I love drawing inspiration from new people and places, and am forever experimenting with color palettes.

In my free time I enjoy reading with a cup of coffee or tea, crafting, hiking, cooking, and finding the peaceful moments hidden in each day. I also secretly enjoy reality tv shows, my guilty pleasure. I love spending time with my friends and family - and most of all with my son, Grey.

If you’re interested in working together, please visit my contact page. I’m available for freelance work, commissions and licenses.

To see what I’ve been up to recently, follow along on Instagram @neatobonito


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