Illustrator Carolyn Vibbert makes New Hampshire look idyllic, with good reason. The Portsmouth native is a resident and a fan, and she’s been called on many times – by clients both local and far flung – to create art that represents life in the northeast.
After growing up in New Hampshire, Carolyn established her career in Seattle, but couldn’t stay away. “After tiring of the rain, I was happy to come back to a place with real seasons…with the exception of Spring, which is really just winter trying to hang on,” she laughs.
Carolyn has illustrated New Hampshire-centric pieces for magazines, cookbooks, logos and even boardgames. She describes her style as decorative and adds, “I’d say even whimsical at times. I do try to have fun with my work.” Carolyn began winning jobs straight out of art school in Richmond, VA, with a portfolio she shopped out to art directors. Now, with double decades of experience, many art directors seek her out for illustration, icon development and logo design.
Carolyn recently finished a packaging piece for Oberto featuring hiking – another popular New Hampshire past time. And in between jobs she’ll be readying for the coming winter – a season she loves because “it’s beautiful and silent and…I get the city almost all to myself.”
You can see more of Carolyn’s illustrative charm here.