Deanna Kei is a Fashion & Beauty Illustrator and Live & Virtual Event Artist from New York.
She works with brands to create custom storytelling pieces and also performs live guest sketches during events. Live art is a unique and creative way to keep guests entertained.
Kei’s fashion background heavily influences her illustration style. She has worked as a designer for over a decade and is a Fashion Institute of Technology Design alumna. Significantly, Kei applies her knowledge of garment construction, fabric, silhouette, and fit to every endeavor, including designing, styling, and illustrating.
She’s authored two books including Fashion in Color: A Fashion Coloring Book, and Female Artist Collective. Fashion in Color: A Fashion Coloring Book is a collection of ready-to-color illustrations featuring New York City scenes. Female Artist Collective is an art book curated by Kei that encourages and normalizes self-love and acceptance.
Her illustrations have been featured in many media outlets, including commercials, fashion events, magazines, newspapers, and more. Additionally, her bridal illustrations are frequently used on wedding invitations and bridal gifts.
Kei has designed for several apparel categories, and she has worked for many prominent brands, including, but not limited to, Alice + Olivia, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Boss, CitiGold, Foundrae, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Marriot Bonvoy, Nordstrom, Saks 5th Avenue, and more.