Angela Rizza

Angela Rizza - Designer

New York, NY, USA

Working in childrens books and movies for over a decade and teaching illustration at FIT. Focusing on animals, plants, fantasy, and stories

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My work is inspired greatly by the wildlife around my home and my favorite stories I read growing up. When working on children's books, I create images that appeals to my inner child, drawings with lots of details, color, and quality that captures the attention of the viewer. My process is hand inking with brush and pen my line work then I apply my colors digitally. When I'm not freelancing I teach illustration at the Fashion Institute and I am apprenticing to become a tattoo artist.
Children’s Non-Fiction
Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences
Picture Books
Young Adult


  • BFA


  • Society of Illustrators Annual show, 2019
  • Society of Illustrators Annual show, 2018
  • Illustration West, 2017
  • Spectrum21 show, 2014

Work experience

Adjunct Professor

Fashion Institute of Technology
December, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

Freelance Book Illustrator

June, 2011 – Present (about 11 years)

Super Scratch Art Pads: Nature

Sterling Children's

The Book of Beasts: Color & Discover

Marx, Jonny, Rizza, Angela

Super Scratch Art Pads: Under the Sea

Sterling Childrens, Sterling Childrens

Super Scratch Art Pads: Solar System

Sterling Childrens, Sterling Childrens

The Princess Bride (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Cary Elwes;Peter Falk;Chris Sarandon;Fred Savage;Robin Wright, Rob Reiner

Angela has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Bridget Perrett
Angela created the most detailed and beautiful piece for my book cover. I am so happy to have worked with her, and loved the creativity of her work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a creation that stands out!

Bridget Perrett, March 2022

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