Now a powerful platform with over 5,000 professional women/non-binary identifying illustrators, artists and cartoonists in the database, Women Who Draw is used by major publications around the world to identify new talented artists.
Since Wendy and Julia Rothman launched Women Who Draw in 2016, the resource has helped change the face of commercial arts, promoting less visible artists and making it impossible for editors, creative directors, and art directors to say “I’d hire more… if I could find them.” WWD prioritizes artists of color and LGBTQ+ artists in its search functions to give historically less privileged artists a boost. (We are currently working on introducing new identifiers around disability and age.)
More than just a database, WWD is an advocacy platform, educating decision makers around their creative hiring, mentoring young artists on fair fees and rights in freelancing, and partnering with major brands including Planned Parenthood, Pottery Barn and Sephora to amplify marginalized artist’s voices. Visit site »