Shielaugh V. Divelbiss

Designer, Strategist, Futurist & Illustrator Columbus, OH

When I’m not solving problems I am drawing, cooking elaborate meals from scratch, watching horror movies, or at the beach.

Hi! I'm Shielaugh Divelbiss. I'm a designer and illustrator living in Columbus (formerly San Francisco), who spends most of her day using human-centered design, agile methods, and psychology to develop innovation strategy and help companies transform . Right now I work at Clutch. Outside of work I illustrate, cook complex things, and read a ton.

I grew up in the tiny state of Rhode Island, located in picturesque New England. Hailing from a science and medical family, I briefly thought that it would be fun to be a surgeon or marine biologist, but my life long love of all-things-art prevailed. It was during my high school chemistry class where I decided to initially pursue commercial arts — while creating my chemistry lab reports, I experimented with how to tell a story the of failed experiments with text and pictures (which earned me bonus points —Thanks Mr. King).

I have a natural curiosity which I use daily to solve problems, but it also inspires my illustrations. A lot of my work is inspired by the natural world, places I have lived, curio cabinets, superstitions, holidays, medicine, politics, and folklore which are a part of our culture.

I occasionally take on illustration commissions. Want to meet up and talk about your project? Let's have some pizza together, you name the place.

Education

Academy of Art

MFA

Major: Commercial Illustration
Graduated with distinction (top 10%) 2006

Columbus College of Art and Design

BFA

Double Major: Illustration & Photography
Graduated Manga Cum Laude 2003

Awards

2011

2 Silver Medals in Picture Books, Mom's Choice Awards (for “Grandma Wants to Eat My Baby Sister” and “Eat Your Breakfast or Else” published by Three Puppies Press) [link]

Exhibitions

2015

Group, Untitled, Sunshine Art + Design Gallery - Lancaster, PA

2014

Group, Biennial Art Show, Port Costa Conservation Society - Port Costa, CA

2014

Group, The Coaster Show 2014 | Beer is Art, La Luz De Jesus - Los Angeles, CA

2012

Group, Pancakes and Booze, Gallery 4N5 - San Francisco, CA

2012

Group, Biennial Art Show, Port Costa Conservation Society - Port Costa, CA

2012

Group, The Zombie Show, Gallery 4N5 - San Francisco, CA

2012

Group, The More the Merrier 3, Art Ark Gallery - San Jose, CA

2010

Group, The Canvas Project Volume 3, The Brooklyn Art Library - Brooklyn, NY

2009

Group, Group Show, The Glenn - El Cerrito, CA

2009

Group, The Cat Show, The Glenn - El Cerrito, CA

2008

Solo, Alleyways, Well Grounded - El Cerrito, CA

2008

Group, Art Passages, AC5 - Contra Costa County, CA

2007

Group, Group Show, The Glenn - El Cerrito, CA

2000

Group, New Works (Three Person Show), The Tsetse Gallery - Providence, RI

1999

Group, Group Show, The Tsetse Gallery - Providence, RI

Clients

Project Open Hand Council on Child Abuse Abutech LLC Three Puppies Press Scholastic Inc McGraw Hill The City of El Cerrito Harding Elementary School Saint Vernon A Word with You Press Microcosm Press Toot's Tavern Sock's for Giraffe's Hasbro Children's Hospital Nationwide Children's Hospital Rooftop Comedy Productions Amazing Pony Records American Media Inc Meghan Saletta Literary Engineers

Specialties

Illustration Design Solutions Strategic Marketing Project Mangement Customer Relationship Management creative direction