Alexandra Bye is a New Hampshire local who graduated May 2017 with a BFA in Illustration from New Hampshire Institute of Art. She works as a freelance illustrator specializing in fun, colorful illustrations for a variety of media such as editorial and children's publications. She is currently employed at Hitchcock Management in downtown Manchester where she creates illustrated materials such as murals, posters and logos for local businesses and events. She constantly finds inspiration in the folk art, unique historical architecture and bustling community of New England.
Her work has been featured at the Society of Illustrators and has done work for Cartoon Network, PBS, Cloudkid and Random House as well as local companies like GYK Antler, MSN Create, New Hampshire Magazine and DYN. Alexandra's work includes illustrations in a range of traditional media and printmaking techniques like gouache, milk paint, letterpress, relief printing, silkscreen as well as digital media. She enjoys doing quick studies with watercolor and pastel and carries the hand made mark making and texture into her digital work.
In her free time she enjoys sketching in coffee shops, mountain biking, Nordic ski racing, trail running and hiking in the White Mountains with her Golden Retriever Oliver.