Illustrator's Circle


Members of the Illustrator's Circle are the backbone of this community. We appreciate your belief in this platform—we could not do it with you!

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As a member, we prioritize the promotion of your illustrations in our publications, our Instagram feeds, and our Illustration of the Day features.

As a member, you have exclusive access to three special programs: PLAY ALONG, DRAW ALONG, and LEARN ALONG.


PLAY ALONG is an ongoing series of theme-based prompts created to get you started on your next great illustration. 

Current theme:

Scary Great
Spooky spots and frightening foods! 
    (Oct 1 to Oct 29)
*Read the Creative Brief

Future Themes:

 Feeling Festive
    (Nov 5 to Dec 22)

Past themes:

A to Z
Illustrate your alphabet—lovely letters, terrific text! 
    (Aug 20 - Sep 24, 2021)
See the Curated Gallery

Chill Out!
Create an illustration that helps you beat the heat and keep you cool. 
    (May 26 - Aug 13, 2021)
See the Curated Gallery

It's all Greek to me!
Create an illustration that celebrates Greece—its scenery and "cuisinery!" 
    (May 19 - Jun 30, 2021)
See the Curated Gallery

My Happy Meal
Illustrate a meal that makes you happy!
    (Mar 15 - May 15, 2021)
See the submissions

My Happy Place
Illustrate a place that makes you happy!
    (Mar 15 - May 15, 2021)
See the submissions


DRAW ALONG is an monthly series of Zoom events with Nate & Salli to add a creative spark to your illustration practice.

Next event:

The Importance of Personal Projects
Adding a creative break to your daily regimen.
   (Sep 29, 11:30-12:30pm EST)
*Link emailed to members prior to event

Future events:

Scary Great Brainstorm!
    (Oct 7, 11:30-12:30pm EST)
Pure Abstraction
    (Oct 27, 11:30-12:30pm EST)
A Special Guest!
    (Dec 1, 11:30-12:30pm EST)

Past events:

Special Guest: August Wren!
Drawing along with Jennifer Orkin Lewis.

A to Z Kickoff!
Brainstorm sesssion.

Creating Playful Hand Lettering
Tips and tricks to tackle text treatments.

One Shape, Many Forms
A fast-paced brainstorm technique.

Drawing & Talking!
Drawing a still life, talking about drawing.

Ask Us Anything...about Greeting Cards!
An open forum about greeting cards.

Am I Dreaming?
Strengthening conceptual thinking skills.

Creating your Happy Illustration
Creating a narrative-based illustration.



LEARN ALONG is an bi-monthly email design exercise that flexes your illustration style and boosts your creative thinking skills.

Next topic:

Doodle Theory: Monsters!
    (Oct 12)

Future topics:

Holiday Greeting Cards
    (Nov 2)
 Nestle In & Draw Close: Thankfulness
    (Nov 19)
Stack Up Your Favorite Things
    (Dec 14)

Past topics:

How to Draw Something You Can't Draw
Make Your Own Font
Scale Matters
Blind Color Palettes
Wake Up and Draw the Coffee
The Greeting Card Business
10 Ways to Draw Brocolli
Breaking Color Boundaries
Learning to Draw a Bicycle