Bio of Martha Napier, noted lifestyle and fashion illustrator, specializing in live illustration and branding.

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Martha Napier is the lead illustrator behind Marnani Design Studio. With over ten years experience, Martha has had the pleasure of illustrating for both private and corporate clients.*  Formerly a Lead Womens Designer at Michael Kors, Martha uses a keen sense of fashion in all of her illustrations.  Martha has illustrated for the the likes of Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Gap Brands, The New Yorker, and her work has graced the pages of the New York Times, The New York Post, Better Homes and Gardens, and Luxury Magazine, among others.  In 2015, Martha was named a top illustrator to follow by InStyle Magazine.  

Martha is especially known for her live illustration services for high end events, and during New York Fashion Week (with nods from the likes of fashion elite, Bill Cunningham of the New York Times, Suzy Menkes of Vogue, and Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman).  

Martha’s eponymous illustration business, Marnani Design, offers a watercolor themed paper suite, small housewares, apparel and accessories, and custom family and pet portraits. Her work is always in celebration of color, whimsy & joy.

Martha is thrilled to now be represented by Illustration Ltd.  Please click here, to see Martha's portfolio online, and inquire about hiring Martha for freelance corporate work.

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