I’m a USA-based freelancing illustrator & graphic designer working with businesses and agencies who outsource creative work. My illustration design services include illustrations, digital paintings, character illustration, comics & cartoons, brand art, and more.

Illustration & digital artwork services by illustrator Mayra Ruiz-McPherson


When visually overused, mass-market stock photos (or your well-intended stick figures) just won’t do, consider custom illustration services! My design-centric capabilities infuse interest and creative excitement into your projects.

Marketing and advertising illustration and infographic design

Advertising & Marketing

Illustration can enhance most any aspect of content, be it for a trade magazine article, a widely read column, or for a marketing campaign. When you need to tightly align strong content with intriguing, original visuals, custom illustration that extends your messaging or narrative in a relevant and meaningful way is a smart way to go.

Book cover illustration and design

Book Cover/Interior Design

With self-publishing on its continued rise, the need to deliver a visually curious book or ebook covers and intriguing images for readers to enjoy grows as well. I look forward to assisting you with illustration and design aspects of your self-publishing journey.

Storyboarding & creative ideation

Storyboarding & Ideation

When you’re either stuck with an idea or lack ideas overall, it’s time to ideate! I will help your brand out of its creative rut with visual storytelling, pictorial direction, and design support.

Cartoon and comic illustration by Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

Comics & Cartoons

When you need to pair an illustration with satire or a humorous punch, I can help. I enjoy working on single or multi-panel cartoons and comics to visually expand narrative in interesting and lighthearted ways.

Character Illustration by Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

Character Illustration

The visual development of a character starts with research, which includes listening and understanding your persona’s vision and illustration goals. Let’s collaborate to bring your character ideas to life!

Childrens book illustration design

Children’s Book Illustration

As a mom of three, I know first-hand how little ones (and their parents) want to feel excited when they peruse through a children’s book. Working with you, I can help you create a visual sense of wonderment and delight for your children’s book as well.