Julie West graduated in 1998 with a BFA in illustration. Since then, she has worked as a web designer, illustrator, and painter. Her work has been shown internationally, and she has been commissioned by companies such as Electronic Gaming Monthly, The Alternative Press, Earth Products, Flow Snowboards, Rockpile Magazine, Complex Magazine, and many others.
Her work relies heavily on people and environments. Often quirky, bizarre, or ironic, Julie looks heavily at the way people live and define themselves, as well as the environments which they create for themselves. Studying these details often reveals the unique moments that make us human. Julie works both traditionally, with gouache, acrylic, ink and cut paper, as well as digitally.