Shielaugh V. Divelbiss

Illustrator; Designer; Art Director; and Fun Person Columbus, OH

I love to design, draw and take pictures. When I am not doing those things I am cooking elaborate meals from scratch, watching horror movies, or at the beach.

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Hi! I'm Shielaugh (sounds like Sheila). I am Columbus (formerly San Francisco) based illustrator and designer who loves drawing, beautiful typography and telling compelling stories.

I grew up in the tiny state of Rhode Island, located in picturesque New England. I come from a science and medical family, so 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 what type of art to pursue — commercial arts — because while creating my lab reports, I experimented with layout design and how to tell a story with text and pictures (which earned me bonus points —Thanks Mr. King), now if only I had InDesign back then.

My thee current areas of focus are (1) book covers (2) editorial projects and (3) gallery work; though I am always open to other types of illustration and design focused inquires! I have an illustration, design, marketing and front-end background. I love to play in the intersection of digital (web and mobile) and physical (packaging, magazines, books and installations), especially projects that span different mediums and in interesting ways.

Currently, I design marketing materials and cross-platform campaigns for a boutique commercial real estate company, where my Opinion of Value and Offering Memorandum layouts receive praise for their editorial influenced style.

Previously, I worked on the Abutech, LLC team as their Art Director helping to shape their brand and create beautiful children's books, text books, apps and websites; to address social issues. Prior to that I worked as a coordinator for a city government, where was the the resident art and marketing guru. It is there, where I first learned to make the most out of impossibly tiny budgets. Clearly I love positions where I can wear a lot of different hats, and I'm not afraid of a challenge.

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 childhood and adult culture. Ideally I would love a position designing or art directing for a company that has some health, science, exploring, cooking or fashion theme, and is also expanding to web and mobile (or hopefully already there).

I'm pretty fun to work with. Want to meet up and talk about your project or a position at your company? Let's have some coffee or pizza together, you name the place.


Academy of Art


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

Columbus College of Art and Design


Double Major: Illustration & Photography
Graduated Manga Cum Laude 2003



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]



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Solo, Alleyways, Well Grounded - El Cerrito, CA


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


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


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


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


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


Illustration Art Direction Design Solutions Strategic Marketing Project Mangement Customer Relationship Management Graphic Design marketing design print design digital design creative direction


Adobe CC Photoshop Indesign Illustrator storyboards character design children's books book layout editorial direct mail design print design digital design hand lettering typography Acrylic Oil Watercolor Gouache Collage