Aya Morton

Aya Morton - Designer

Portland, OR, USA

Aya Morton is an author/illustrator with over 14 years experience in graphic novel and book illustration.

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Aya Morton grew up in rural Oregon where she discovered her passion for stories and drawing. She went on to study at Brown University where she majored in Religious Studies and travelled extensively in Southeast Asia. Eventually, Aya returned to her original love of art and received an illustration degree from The Art Center College of Design in 2007. Since then she has worked as a freelance artist in London and Portland, Oregon where she now lives with her husband and two boys. 
Aya is a lover of travel and the multiple perspectives gained by different cultures, landscapes, and historic eras. Aya’s work has been featured in Comics Art, by Paul Gravett through Tate Publishing, exhibited in the London House of Illustration, and has received recognition and awards from Communication Arts, 3x3 Illustration Annual, and the World Illustration Awards.
Children’s Non-Fiction
Comics Non-Fiction
New Age
Parenting & Families
Comics & Graphic Novels


  • Award of Excellence, Book Illustration, Communication Arts
  • Award of Excellence, Book Illustration Series, Communication Arts
  • Honorable Mention, 3x3 Illustration Annual
  • Longlist, World Illustration Awards

Work experience


June, 2007 – Present (about 15 years)

Extensive experience working in book illustration, commercial illustration, and fine art printmaking. Clients include Scribner Books, Top Shelf Productions, JDRF Foundation, Car and Driver Magazine, and Star Chefs Magazine.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel

Fitzgerald, F. Scott, Fordham, Fred, Morton, Aya

The Road Home: A Letter To My Children

Mimi Morton Buckley, Devika Brandt, Aya Morton

Take Us to a Better Place: Stories

Ashby, Madeline, Assadi, Hannah Lillith, Baker, Calvin, Bill, Frank, Lee, Yoon Ha, Lord, Karen, McClelland, Mike, Obejas, Achy, Robertson, David A., Wells, Martha, Goulding, Selena, Gay, Roxane, Belluck, Pam

Comics Art

Gravett, Paul

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