My name is Hallie Heald, and I am freelance illustrator and stylist, living and working in New York City.
In 2014, I graduated from Westmont College with a degree in studio art. My senior of college I started a year long commitment: to paint one (12x12") portrait a day. As a result, I arrived to New York with stacks of paintings, a tested, and dedicated work ethic, and a drive to become a full time artist.
Previously, I interned for NY designer: Nanette Lepore, was an assistant designer and stylist for Freedom of Animals (faux leather handbags), an assistant visual display artist at Anthropologie (AL & CA), and a face painter for fancy birthday parties in Santa Barbara.
Recently, I've painting commissioned portraits of children and pets, and working as an assistant stylist on Victoria's Secret campaigns.
As of right now, I'm thrilled to announce the release of my first book illustration job, which includes the cover artwork and 24 detailed portraits of historical and living women for, The Women Who Made New York. The book is guide to the many revolutionary women who made New York into the cultural epicenter it is today. The book has been reviewed by the NY Times, featured in several magazines and online publications such as the Village Voice, The Cut, and Elle Magazine. In addition, the author, Julie Scelfo, and I have been speaking and signing books around the city at places such as Google, The NY Public Library, The Strand (Times Square), NYU Bookstore, and several local bookstores in NY. Click on the picture to the right, to order your own copy today, and head over to my online store ("buy it") to order prints of the women featured.
Featured in: NY Times Book Review, Village Voice, Publisher Weekly, Elle Magazine, NY Mag IG, The Cut, Brain Pickings, Town and Country IG, Literary Hub, FabFitFun's coloring book, Darling Magazine, Broad City Instagram, Vogue India, Galore Magazine,
The NY Public Library's Display featuring my artwork