Hi! My name is Julie Dillon, and I'm a freelance artist living in the Pacific Northwest. I've been drawing most of my life, but I officially kicked off my professional career in 2006 and have been working steadily since then to keep learning, growing, and challenging myself artistically. I love finding the magic in the world around me, and try to use bold color and fantastical narratives to express that. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and exploring nature, making pottery, and volunteering at a local equine rescue.
I received my BFA in Fine Arts from Sacramento State University in 2005, with continued education at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco and Watts Atelier.
Simon & Schuster
Popular Science Magazine
Angry Robot Books
Oxford University Press
Wizards of the Coast
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
Awards and Honors:
2017 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist
2017 Chesley Award for "At Galaxy's Edge" for "Best Paperback Illustration"
2017 Locus Award for Best Artist
2016 British Fantasy Award for Best Artist
2016 Alfie Award for Best Artist
2016 Locus Award for "Best Art Book" for "Imagined Realms Book 2: Earth and Sky"
2015 Hugo Award Winner for Best Professional Artist
2015 Chesley Award Winner for "Beneath the Surface" in Best Hardcover Illustration (published in "Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology" edited by Brandon Sanderson; Dragonsteel Entertainment, June 2014)
2015 Chesley Award Winner for "Diver's Haul" in Best Magazine Illustration (published in Analog Magazine, April 2014)
2015 Winner of Best Color 2D Art at Sasquan (WorldCon 73)
2015 Winner of Best in Show at NorWesCon Art show
2014 Hugo Award Winner for Best Professional Artist
2013 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Professional Artist
2013 Art Show Winner at LoneStarCon (WorldCon 71)
2012 and 2014 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Artist
2011 Chesley Award Winner for "The Dala Horse" in Best Interior Illustration Art.
Winner of Best Color Work, Best Artist, and Best in Show at ArmadilloCon Art Show.
Included in Spectrum 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 23.