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Claudia Pearson

With two decades of illustrating for multimedia under her smock strings and a charming style that’s all her own, London-born, Brooklyn-based Claudia Pearson is an artist in demand. Her joyful, whimsical sketches have been published across the globe in publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart, Elle and Travel + Leisure. In 2008, Claudia published a children’s book called Tribal Alphabet that won a Silver Moonbeam Award and The Stuart Brent Award for its contribution in promoting multicultural awareness in children’s literature.

Believing in learning from people with different skill sets, Claudia’s collaborated with everyone from chefs to ceramicists and has lent her drawings to cookbooks, merchandise, websites, restaurant menus, advertising posters as well as big name brands that love the quirky character of her designs as much as we do.

She and her family are devoted to buying seasonally from the area markets and their weekly trips have inspired her work. She has a real knack for illustrating food – its colors and textures and the ceremony behind its preparation and enjoyment – and uses mash-up of analog and digital techniques. We here at Mouth are especially crazy for her line of tea towels.

Once a fixture at the Brooklyn Flea, Claudia’s days are now spent meeting commercial and editorial deadlines from her sun-filled studio that sits below her family of four’s apartment, making her commute (and her subject matter) most enviable.