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My name is Michelle Lana, and I am an illustrator. Scroll down to take a look at some of my current projects, past work, quirky illos and more!


When I was 6 years old...

…my source of inspiration and love of characters came from one place — comic books. I still remember sneaking into my older brothers’ room, taking their colored pencils and a stack of comics, and practicing drawing all of the characters in them.

I would read Mad Magazines all night and absorb the little side cartoon doodles created by Sergio Aragones. The world of comics became my sanctuary. When I draw, I'm in my element and anything is possible.

I look back and remember the little girl who always knew she would become an illustrator.

After earning a degree in Studio Arts from George Mason University, I started a new chapter in life as a graphic designer. With patience, perseverance, and inexhaustible dedication to my craft, I developed my own style. Over the years, I became involved in a range of corporate and freelance projects including Print, Web, User Interface Design, and Data Visualization. I grew as an artist professionally and personally. However, I look to my first love — traditional illustration — to inspire and convey hope to children and take them to the world I know so well.

Loves and Other Interests...

  • My best pal and buddy


  • I'm a swimmer
    and a surfer

    50m Freestyle

  • Yes, I am
    a gambler!

    and darn good at it


I am truly grateful and fortunate...

…to work on a lot of exciting projects on the corporate level as well as on the personal one. Below are some of the projects I’ve worked on — from print, website design, branding, and identity, to illustration.

Swipe the image or click on the buttons to view my work!

I also upload and post a lot of my work and fun illustrations on behance and dribbble!


What I'm Into...

  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Vector Art and Illustration
  • Icon Development
  • Swimming
  • Cooking Filipino Food

What I'm Getting Into...

  • Mobile Interface Design
  • Android App Icon Design
  • Android UX/Interface Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Data Visualization
  • Infographics
  • My Old Size "0" Jeans :)


Keep in touch!

Feel free to send me an email, or look me up on Twitter: @michellelana—I'm only a few keystrokes away! I am looking forward to hearing from you.