Raven Amos is a digital artist and illustrator living, working, and playing in the wilds of Alaska. Born in 1981, Amos developed a love of reading, art, and dinosaurs at a very young age, inspired by the illustrations of Robin James, Brian Froud, and Peter Zallinger, and the art instruction books of Preston Blair.
After job shadowing under the late landscape painter Otis “Scotty” McDaniel as a teenager, Amos spent the remainder of her primary education expanding her artistic talents, winning several ribbon awards for her illustrations and ceramic sculptural work 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 high school, and upon returning to her home state, continued to pursue a career in Graphic Design.
Amos met her husband Scott Elyard in 2007, who 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.