IMG_7201 (2)Hello!

I am an author-illustrator based outside of Washington D.C. with a passion for children’s literature.

I use digital art to create vibrant, whimsical stories for kids. I work with self-published authors, editorial, and one-off clients.

My personal work is inspired by my travels and emphasizes global themes and cultural education for kids.

My first self-published picture book project, Fear and a Friend, was launched with Kickstarter and is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online.

I will be working with fellow Kickstarter Heather Burris to illustrate her children’s book Just Like Me, a story about the mother-daughter journey to natural hair and self-love.

Let’s work together! For projects, workshops, or school visits please email at hello@arielmendez.com.

Want to know more? Follow the blog for updates, or check out my Instagram for all current projects.