Bio: Raven Amos

Raven Amos is a digital artist and illustrator living, working, and playing in the wilds of Alaska. Born in the era of far flung fantasy films and cheesy animation, Amos developed a love of reading, art, and dinosaurs at a very young age, inspired by the illustrations of Robin James, Brian Froud, William Stout, and Peter Zallinger, and the art instruction books of Preston Blair.

After job shadowing under the late landscape painter Otis “Scotty” McDaniel in her early teens, Amos spent the remainder of her primary education expanding her artistic talents and exploring many art forms. During this time, she drew the most inspiration from Japanese art, including contemporary comics and animation, and traditional woodcut styles. Combining all these disparate sources of inspiration, Amos won several ribbon awards for her watercolor illustrations and ceramic sculptural works at the Alaska State Fair in 1997 and 1998. She immediately enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle in the Graphic Design and Animation Arts programs after graduating high school, and upon returning to her home state, continued to pursue a career in Graphic Design.

Amos met her husband Scott Elyard on the job in 2007, where he rekindled her love of dinosaurs and encouraged her to return to her illustration roots. In the years since, Amos and Elyard have collaborated on many projects together, including museum display pieces, art shows, and murals. In addition to these more traditional artistic exhibitions, Amos has created dinosaur-themed merchandise, earning several accolades on apparel design websites and various paleontology blogs.

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@alaskanime tweets:

  • Hey, neat! Looks like the shirt I designed may have inspired a #MarchForScience sign: https://t.co/ROPtq118Sm https://t.co/SzJ0RXTNiY 2017-04-25 11:07
  • Late night work-in-progress sneak peek at my latest shirt design "Dinosaurs are Gnarly" - stay tuned! https://t.co/8E5FNBN04X 2017-04-22 01:51
  • What has science done?? And by "science", I mean my husband. @notdeadorgone https://t.co/aBMFD7EJSR 2017-04-09 21:24
  • Doing enamel pins is just a little out of reach currently, but I can do something with these relatively easily! Sta… https://t.co/7sSroFDeiX 2017-04-09 19:10
  • Question for my followers - would you purchase an enamel pin of my "Science Made Dinosaurs Awesome!" design if I had them made? 2017-04-08 17:43
  • New post on my @Patreon page - sneak peek at an upcoming shirt design! Wanna see? Just contribute $1 or more/month! https://t.co/SGKF2ANdc7 2017-04-06 10:07
  • Update @Cubelight: DBH's "Buy a Tee, We Plant a Tree" Eco-Collection https://t.co/uP76AzjGfc 2017-04-06 06:38
  • Buy a shirt, plant a tree! Purchase my "Elephant's Rainbow" design & @DesignByHumans will plant a tree! https://t.co/wvoHcOeVF2 2017-04-05 21:23
  • My "Science Made Dinosaurs Awesome!" design on @NeatoShop is "hot"! Get yours for 20% off during this week's sale!… https://t.co/5se1xdghcd 2017-04-04 11:43
  • Sales week! Save 20% off @redbubble with code HOTSTUFF20 & 20% off site-wide @Neatoshop! https://t.co/WqcuMz1WRi and https://t.co/gohdAY17jd 2017-04-03 10:15
  • Update @Cubelight: Odds and Ends Art Show Takedown https://t.co/YMp6WxqJOy 2017-03-29 07:08
  • Update @Cubelight: Triceraclocks https://t.co/5CbM2EVgBW 2017-03-28 07:45
  • Newest shirt design up on @NeatoShop - "Science Made Dinosaurs Awesome!" https://t.co/ROPtq118Sm 2017-03-25 11:24
  • Save 20% off my newest design on @NeatoShop, "Elephant's Rainbow", until March 25th! https://t.co/4q33Bow4L4 2017-03-21 11:02
  • Update @Cubelight: Elephant's Rainbow Shirts https://t.co/LieE0v8Zxs 2017-03-21 08:08