Hi there!  I’m Delphine Lee, an illustrator and artist based in Washington DC.   

Since 2017 I’ve been working as a full-time freelance illustrator. However, my path here was not a straight one. I studied fashion design and worked as a sweater designer in NYC for many years until my love for art and illustration led me onto the path I am on today.   

What really gets me going is creating images that explore common themes in everyday life and to break down complexities into smaller palatable bits through humor and sensitivity. I also really like drawing people’s faces and animals.  

In my free time, I love to knit too many sweaters for myself, hop on a bike to explore around town, take care of my plant babies, and cook new recipes I gather from trips from different corners of the world. I’m at my most content self when surrounded by nature with a good book hanging from a hammock.
With a sketchbook handy, of course!  

I would love to work with you!
Drop me a message here:


info (at) delphinelee (dot) com

Select Clients

  • The Washington Post
  • Economist
  • McMillan
  • Audubon
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Monocle
  • Lonely Planet
  • Atlas Obscura for Nissan
  • Boston Magazine
  • Rice University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Cogate University
  • The New York Times
  • The Guardian
  • Smithsonian
  • AARP
  • WNYC
  • INC
  • Kiplinger’s
  • YES! Magazine
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • Builder Magazine
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Desert Companion
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Warby Parker
  • NPR
  • The Boston Globe
  • Women’s Health
  • Buzzfeed
  • Believer Magazine
  • Discover
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • Southern Foodways Alliance
  • Oberlin University
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