Maya's FAQs

Where did you go to school? 

I am currently a senior at MICA. I plan to graduate spring 2023 with a BFA in illustration and a minor in sequential art.


Can you illustrate my self published book?

I am no longer working with any self published authors. I am only available to work on traditionally published books. 

Do you take commissions?

Sometimes! If you have an idea for an illustration that you think would look great in  my style, go ahead and shoot me a message.

Can you draw me something for free or for exposure?

No. Like any working professional, I like to be paid for what I do. 

How long have you been drawing "Diary Doodles"

Since 2019. It started off as just a casual assignment for a class, and then grew to what it is today. 

What are your favorite books? TV Shows?

Most of what I read is middle grade since I primarily focus on kids illustration. That being said, my favorite books are: Front Desk, Ms. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Smile, Roller Girl, and Where the Stars Are Scattered.

In terms of tv shows, I've most recently been into Breaking Bad, On My Block, Never Have I Ever, Broad City, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

Do you read webcomics? What are some of your favorites?

Yes! I have many favorites. (most of which can be read on Webtoon) What's Up Beanie, My Giant Nerd Boyfriend, To the Stars and Back, It's On, Snail Diaries, and Four Leaf. (Just to name a few)