Illustrator and graphic artist Julie McGrath grew up in Massachusetts. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston earning a bachelor’s degree in Art focusing in Art History. From there she went on to focus her studies on Illustration and Design earning two Master of Arts degrees in Illustration Design and Art Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Forever amazed by the pages of Vogue and the work of designers like Giambattista Valli, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Christian Dior she finds inspiration in recreating their intricate designs on paper. With a profound love of fashion and art, her visual documentation of these major fashion houses brings both worlds together.
When she is not staring at pages of Vogue, Julie finds inspiration in the history of art, the people around her and the twist of proportions. Her illustration work is reflective of her fascination of people watching, the cultural conventions of beauty mixed with a bit of humor. She also finds creativity and inspiration in the imaginations of her children.
Currently, Julie is completing her third MA, this time in Art History. Julie teaches in three different colleges and continues to evolve and nurture her style, while also obsessing over the latest runway show.
She is currently an adjunct faculty instructor teaching Humanities Art, History of Graphic Design, and Art History courses at Pensacola State College.