Shaniya Carrington an African American digital illustrator from Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2021 with a BFA in Illustration. She was awarded the Black Illustrators award in her senior year that was hosted by renowned illustrator, Jason Raish.
While in college she became a teacher’s assistant at Pratt Institute for the Pratt Young Scholars Program and the Saturday Art schools Program, where she continues to work to this day. Because she’s an alumni of the program, she consistently offers a unique insight to art and art techniques, as well as life after high school.
After graduating, Shaniya went through a huge revision of her art style. She left her roots as a traditional, fully rendered art style and adopted a graphic, line and texture based art style. This is what she is known for today. She took inspiration from other illustrators like Sua Balac, Haley Tippman, Giselle Dekel, and Marella Albanese.
Shaniya’s subject matter consists of 3 things: conceptual illustrations, portraiture, and food. She finds joy in experimenting with all 3 of these in her free time and experiencing how far she’s come as an illustrator.