Alyssa Bradley — illustrator, designer, photographer, videographer, storyteller, nerd
What I'm About
I'm an intersectional feminist, which means I'm a huge champion of all women: women creators, women storytellers, women in stories...in other words: girl power!
I've also always been particularly fascinated by stories. They bring unlikely people together, teach lessons, make us feel things we have never felt before, and challenge us to see life from a different perspective. I'm passionate about telling stories that are inclusive of all people, especially underrepresented groups. Behind every piece of my art is a story, a gateway into the whimsical worlds that my brain resides in. Nothing I create is without meaning; everything has a story that is waiting to be set free.
What I'm Up to Right Now
My day job is a media production specialist at Michigan State University. During the evenings you can usually find me scribbling out nerd comics.
I'm currently partnering with director Annalise Ophelian on her upcoming docuseries Looking for Leia. As part of the art department team, I created an exclusive illustration for the Kickstarter campaign, and designed pins, stickers, and a shirt for the Seed & Spark campaign. I'm also a 2nd Unit Director & Cameraperson on the series.
My side hustle has shifted from pop culture work to more original endeavors, with my current collaborative webcomic and podcast, My Boyfriend is an NPC, and my other podcast Try Me. I'm also in the process of developing my first original webcomic, Pandora, which I hope to launch in winter 2018.
What I've Done
My illustrations have been printed on popular tee-a-day sites such as Qwertee, Teefury, Shirtpunch, The Yetee, Once Upon a Tee, Unamee, and GraphicLab Tees. My work is also on sale in my RedBubble, Society6, and TeePublic shops.
In 2014, I was privileged to fill the role of Art Director on the independent film "Love is Blind", where I designed the movie poster, illustrated the end credits, and collaborated with the production designer to create various props used in the film. Love is Blind is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.