That's how the Julie Maida brand was born. Now I operate two businesses and create everything from watercolors to websites. Painting is my absolute favorite thing to do, but I also love the opportunity for variety. 

I earned my BFA in Illustration in 2006, and I'm glad to have it, but I think it's practice and persistence that have allowed me to grow and succeed as a creative business owner. That, and no small amount of praying. :)

Julie Maida Illustration is actually my second business. I started Maida Creative, a boutique graphic design studio, from my home in Spotsylvania, VA. In 2020,
I expanded my business to include more illustration work, commercial art, and licensing because I missed painting and art-making.