Hilary Thompson

Hilary Thompson - Designer

Portland, OR, USA

Producing award-winning designs with expertise in print production, layout, typography, and branding your story.

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Overview

Hilary Thompson is an award-winning designer with a keen focus on publication design, print production, typography, brand experience, and information science. Her lifelong passion for books, communication, and human behavior has fueled an enthusiastic development of versatile skills while working in the newsroom, for creative agencies, in the publishing industry, and through consistent self-education of various disciplines in and out of the design world.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Design
Education & Reference
Photography
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Picture Books
Poetry
Themes & Motifs

Awards

  • Honorable Mention for Excellence in Book Design ("The Tea Dragon Society", TALKING PICTURES: Selected Books, New York Rights Fair, 2017)
  • Nominee for Best Graphic Album: Reprint ("Small Favors", Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 2017)

Work experience

Designer & Director

Self-employed
September, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

Senior Graphic Designer

Oni Press
November, 2017 – August, 2018 (9 months)

Graphic Designer

Oni Press
February, 2015 – November, 2017 (over 2 years)

Junior Graphic Designer

Oni Press
October, 2014 – February, 2015 (4 months)

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Tea Dragon Society

Katie O'Neill

The Tea Dragon Society is the two-time Eisner Award-winning gentle fantasy that follows the story of a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Webcomic ALA Rainbow List (2018) 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids Comics Win... read more

The Tea Dragon Society is the two-time Eisner Award-winning gentle fantasy that follows the story of a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Webcomic ALA Rainbow List (2018) 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids Comics Win... read more

Aquicorn Cove

Katie O'Neill

Unable to rely on the adults in her storm-ravaged seaside town, a young girl must protect a colony of magical seahorse-like creatures she discovers in the coral reef.From the award-winning author of PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER and THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY comes AQUICORN COVE, a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love. When Lana and her father return to the... read more

Unable to rely on the adults in her storm-ravaged seaside town, a young girl must protect a colony of magical seahorse-like creatures she discovers in the coral reef.From the award-winning author of PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER and THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY comes AQUICORN COVE, a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love. When Lana and her father return to the... read more

Small Favors

Colleen Coover

Small Favors, the critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush. This omnibus edition will include volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new ... read more

Small Favors, the critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush. This omnibus edition will include volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new ... read more

Rick and Morty Book One: Deluxe Edition

Zac Gorman

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY is now available in its first deluxe hardcover collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his ve... read more

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY is now available in its first deluxe hardcover collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his ve... read more

Rick and Morty Book Two: Deluxe Edition

Tom Fowler, Pamela Ribon

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY is available in its second deluxe hardcover collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veter... read more

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY is available in its second deluxe hardcover collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veter... read more

Kim Reaper Vol. 1: Grim Beginnings

Sarah Graley

"Sarah Graley's KIM REAPER is loud and cute and yes, goth as hell." –– Caitlin Rose Boyle (Jonesy) Part-time grim reaper. Full-time cutie! Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intens... read more

"Sarah Graley's KIM REAPER is loud and cute and yes, goth as hell." –– Caitlin Rose Boyle (Jonesy) Part-time grim reaper. Full-time cutie! Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intens... read more

The Altered History of Willow Sparks

Tara O'Connor

A nerdy teenage girl discovers a magical book that gives her the power to re-write her life, but magic always comes with a cost. What happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted? Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a myste... read more

A nerdy teenage girl discovers a magical book that gives her the power to re-write her life, but magic always comes with a cost. What happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted? Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a myste... read more

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Vol. 1: A Brave is Brave

Greg Smith, Michael Tanner

When the Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!

When the Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Vol. 2: Out of the Woods

Greg Smith, Michael Tanner

In a zombie wasteland of unknown origin, Troop 65 marshals onwards in the hopes of finding their families in Seattle, the nearest logical evacuation location. After a difficult journey by land and river, they make a stop in a suburban town that serves as ground zero of a battle between a corporate office that may have caused the apocalypse and the survivors staying in a nearby casino.

In a zombie wasteland of unknown origin, Troop 65 marshals onwards in the hopes of finding their families in Seattle, the nearest logical evacuation location. After a difficult journey by land and river, they make a stop in a suburban town that serves as ground zero of a battle between a corporate office that may have caused the apocalypse and the survivors staying in a nearby casino.

Spectacle Vol. 1

Megan Rose Gedris

Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel about the bond between sisters.Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn't believe in anything supernatural—until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost... read more

Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel about the bond between sisters.Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn't believe in anything supernatural—until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost... read more

Angel City: Town Without Pity

Janet Harvey

Introducing ANGEL CITY, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the "April Fool's Killer." As she gets closer to the truth, Dolores will go up against the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and eve... read more

Introducing ANGEL CITY, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the "April Fool's Killer." As she gets closer to the truth, Dolores will go up against the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and eve... read more

The Mighty Zodiac Vol. 1: Starfall

J. Torres

A new fable and fantasy adventure from J. Torres, Corin Howell, and Maarta Laiho! One dark and quiet night in Gaya, six stars fall from the sky. Master Long, the ailing leader of the Mighty Zodiac, sends his warriors out to collect the stars before the Moon Rabbit Army can get their paws on them first. If the Rabbits get the stars, the balance of nature—and the fate of all of Gaya—will be in d... read more

A new fable and fantasy adventure from J. Torres, Corin Howell, and Maarta Laiho! One dark and quiet night in Gaya, six stars fall from the sky. Master Long, the ailing leader of the Mighty Zodiac, sends his warriors out to collect the stars before the Moon Rabbit Army can get their paws on them first. If the Rabbits get the stars, the balance of nature—and the fate of all of Gaya—will be in d... read more

Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion

Natalie Riess

Collecting the first four issues of Natalie Riess's delectable series, SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME! Earth baker Peony gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a contestant on the Universe's hottest reality TV show, Space Battle Lunchtime! But that was before she knew that it shoots on location... on a spaceship... and her alien competitors don't play nice! Does Peony really have what it ta... read more

Collecting the first four issues of Natalie Riess's delectable series, SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME! Earth baker Peony gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a contestant on the Universe's hottest reality TV show, Space Battle Lunchtime! But that was before she knew that it shoots on location... on a spaceship... and her alien competitors don't play nice! Does Peony really have what it ta... read more

Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 2: A Recipe for Disaster

Natalie Riess

It's almost time for the season finale of Space Battle Lunchtime, and finalist Peony (the only Earth contestant) is nowhere to be found! That's because she's been kidnapped and taken to the set of Space Battle Lunchtime's biggest rival, Cannibal Coliseum, where chefs compete to cook... each other. Up against some of the most dangerous aliens in the galaxy, will Peony even make it to the end of... read more

It's almost time for the season finale of Space Battle Lunchtime, and finalist Peony (the only Earth contestant) is nowhere to be found! That's because she's been kidnapped and taken to the set of Space Battle Lunchtime's biggest rival, Cannibal Coliseum, where chefs compete to cook... each other. Up against some of the most dangerous aliens in the galaxy, will Peony even make it to the end of... read more

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It

Tini Howard

Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It is the fan-favorite comic book miniseries based on the popular Adult Swim™ television series and inspired by the Pocket Mortys mobile game.Morty is on a quest to free himself (and all the other Mortys) from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory. Along the way, he’ll discover the grisly h... read more

Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It is the fan-favorite comic book miniseries based on the popular Adult Swim™ television series and inspired by the Pocket Mortys mobile game.Morty is on a quest to free himself (and all the other Mortys) from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory. Along the way, he’ll discover the grisly h... read more

Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar

Sarah Graley

The runaway hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [Adult Swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY explores the complexities of friendship and fame in LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR! Mr. Poopybutthole is in trouble, and he turns to the one person he can trust: Summer Smith! She's more than willing to help, but is he telling her the whole truth? Summer will find out as she and... read more

The runaway hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [Adult Swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY explores the complexities of friendship and fame in LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR! Mr. Poopybutthole is in trouble, and he turns to the one person he can trust: Summer Smith! She's more than willing to help, but is he telling her the whole truth? Summer will find out as she and... read more

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