Natalie Nicole Hill


Athens, GA, USA
There is a sense of vulnerability and innocence that we all had as children, that withered and faded as we grew. We learned about the ugly side, we got distracted, we started looking past the things right under our noses. We stopped noticing the little quirks and details that make life curious. Children have a sense of wonderment towards the everyday interaction that drives their will to learn, explore, and create.

It is with this childish vulnerability that I approach my illustrations. My work is decorated with textures, implied shapes, bold outlines, and offset colors that take the usual and makes it unusual. I feel like my illustrations live in a world straddling the line between childhood and adulthood with mature developed themes that are conveyed through a whimsical technique. My goal is to engage both children and adults by visually portraying the bewilderment that we all once knew; that They may remember how easy it was to be imaginative and observant.

I begin an illustration with a very rough sketch, and then, like a sculpture, I shave off the unwanted and excess form. This gives me the groundwork for a very bold, easy-to-read reference. If I’m working digitally, I’ll scan the sketch and begin to layer outlines, fills, textures, and details until the image is reflective of my illustrative style. If I am working traditionally, I also work in layers, but rather in layers of mixed media (bordering collage) including: tracing paper, acrylic paint, oil washes, found textures, dimensional forms, and a myriad of mediums.


Natalie Nicole Hill received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from The Savannah College of Art and Design in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia. She was in pursuits of a career illustrating children’s media, when she landed a job right out of college with burton + Burton wholesale. She currently resides in Athens, Georgia with her dog, music, and coffee to keep her company.

Work Experience

Burton + Burton


January 2014 - Present Athens, Georgia, United States

SCAD Museum Of Art

Guest Services Associate, Docent

October 2011 - June 2013 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Savannah College Of Art & Design

Director of Orientation Assistants, Student Ambassador

October 2010 - January 2013 Savannah, Georgia, United States

The Pirate's House


June 2011 - Present Savannah, Georgia, United States

Day6 Creative


November 2012 - December 2012 McKinney, Texas, United States

Neiman Marcus

Samples Intern

April 2010 - September 2010 Dallas, Texas, United States

Natalie Hill Art

Freelance Illustrator

October 2010 - Present United States


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

B.F.A. Illustration

September 2010 - November 2013 Savannah, Georgia, United States

North Lake Community College

May 2009 - June 2010 Dallas, Texas, United States


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) (SCADDY)

BFA Illustration Cum Laude


Miss Texas USA Organization

Miss North Dallas 2011


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) (SCADDY)

Dean's List - multiple quarters


Adobe Photoshop, Acylic, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Cartooning , Character Design, Graphite, Oil, Pen And Ink, Photo Manipulation, Texture Design, Typography,