Photo: Janet Sung

Photo: Janet Sung

Hey, I'm Arielle! I'm a freelance illustrator, comic artist, & art educator born & raised in New York. 

Currently, I'm an Artist-in-Residence at Redbubble in San Francisco writing and drawing a workplace comedy comic about Filipina-American witches.

I make narrative illustrations, usually with fashionable young people wearing clothes I wish I had. My comic work has been featured in the Eisner and Harvey nominated anthology Fresh Romance, among other publications. 

When I'm not drawing, I organize collaborative zine projects. In 2016, my Hamilton: An American Musical themed zine #Ham4Pamphlet was featured in The Huffington Post, Vox, and In 2015, I successfully kickstarted Ladies of Literature: Volume 2 with my good friend, Janet Sung.

I also help young writers make graphic novels at Writopia, an awesome non-profit that runs creative writing workshops for kids and teens.

Outside of work, I love sitcoms, showtunes, superheroes, succulents, sartorialism, and storytelling structure. (Also alliteration, apparently.)



For commercial illustration & project inquiries, please contact my agents at

For private and personal commissions, questions, and everything else, contact me directly at

Please note my email check-in times:

  • M-F: 10 AM, 1:30 PM, 5 PM PST
  • Sa: 1 PM, 5 PM PST


Audible, Little Brown & Company, Dark Horse Comics, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Washington State iCAC, Oni Press, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Bitch Magazine, Hella Pinay, Japanese American National Museum, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Stēla, Frederator


Adventures in Feministory (Bitch magazine)
My Family's Ghosts (Smithsonian Asian American Lit Festival)
Hero by Sarah Kuhn (New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei)
The Stolen Smile by Jeremy Lambert
School Spirit by Kate Leth (Fresh Romance)
Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Annual #1 by Kelly Thompson



Color Anthropology at Light Grey Art Lab, 2017 (US)
TOBEYOU at Light Grey Art Lab, 2017 (US)
MOON PRIDE 20th Anniversary Exhibit, 2014 (Italy)
I'm The Art Show, Deal With It!, 2013 (US)


Interview with Redbubble (2017)
Interview with Light Grey Art Lab (2017)
Interview with Inverse (2016)
Interview about Fresh Romance on Autostraddle (2016)
Interview with Angry Asian Man (2016)
Video Interview with Audible's #StoriesThatSurroundYou (2015)
Interview with CHAPTER89 (2015)
Fresh Romance preview on Entertainment Weekly (2015)
#Ham4Pamphlet on Vox (2016)
#Ham4Pamphlet on The Huffington Post (2016)


BFA Illustration & BA Fiction Writing from Parsons School of Design