Hello, I’m Simone Williamson, welcome to my portfolio. I’m an artist who specializes in digital illustration, comics, hand-drawn animation and graphic design (I occassionally dabble in acrylic painting). 

I gravitate toward themes of environmental justice, scientific theory, gender and self-introspection. I am a freelance illustrator and animator with the award-winning investigative environmental magazine The Narwhal. 

I’m always pushing the boundaries of my practice and skills. I’m currently teaching myself 3D modelling in Blender and video/pixel manipulation in TouchDesigner. 

Based in Vancouver, Canada — currently traveling Europe

b. 1994, Antioch, California, U.S.A.

  • Education
  • 2012-17 Bachelor of Fine Arts // University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 2015  Bachelor of Fine Arts (exchange) // Elam School of Fine Arts,  Auckland, New Zealand

  • Speaking engagements
  • 2023 DigitALL: Innovative Solutions towards Climate Equity // Simon Fraser University, Surrey, B.C., Canada

  • 2024  JOYA Artist in Residence // Vélez-Blanco, Spain
  • 2015  Membership and Public Program Intern // Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, B.C.

  • Media and recognition
  • 2022 Gala for Brain Cancer Research // Artwork donation, Toronto, O.N.
  • 2017  Women in Tech World (WinTech) scholarship
  • 2016  BMO 1st Art! competition // UBC Fine Arts nominee
  • 2013  The Wall Street Journal // Interviewee

  • Exhibitions
  • 2017-19 Consume painting display // UBC Alumni Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2017  Cambie Fest // The Cambie Hostel, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2016  The Murmuring // Hatch Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2016  BFA Graduate Exhibitions // AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2015  Final Critique // Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2015  More More Better // Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.