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Thyra is a freelance illustrator & designer who earned her BFA in Illustration/Graphic Arts from Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. Her focus ranges from several types of illustration including editorial, zoological/botanical/scientific illustration, children's book, murals, and human & pet portraits. She also designs web banners, graphics, advertisements, surface/product designs, posters, etc.

She enjoys studying and drawing art forms in nature, people, amphibians & reptiles, marine invertebrates. Her favorite art mediums are graphite, and traditional and digital painting. Illustrators that she finds most inspiring are MCAD alumni/staff, Ernst Haeckel, Fuco Ueda, Charles Darwin, Frida Kahlo, Alphonse Mucha, James Jean, Jon MacNair, and several instagram artists.

Clients Thyra has designed/illustrated for include Eathai, iMan Advertising, Gunther Motor Company, , East of 1, Children's Museum of The East End, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Hockey Association, Nomads Magazine, A Woman’s Paris Magazine, VIDA LLC, Love Is A Verb Clothing, and author Rose Marie Meuwissen.