Angela Rizza

Angela Rizza – Designer

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


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 Nature
Classics Fantasy Picture Books Young Adult
  • Society of Illustrators Annual show, 2019
  • Society of Illustrators Annual show, 2018
  • Illustration West, 2017
  • Spectrum21 show, 2014
  • BFA

Work experience

Fashion Institute of Technology

Dec, 2019 — Present


Jun, 2011 — Present

Angela has 2 reviews





Carly H.

Carly H.

Dec, 2022

Angela was amazing! She was extremely helpful, professional, and made the most beautiful artwork for my book cover. I highly recommend her!
Bridget P.

Bridget P.

Mar, 2022

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!

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