Mai Ly Degnan is an illustrator and educator currently based in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to freelancing, Mai Ly earned her BFA in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and later, her MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In addition to freelancing, she is also teaches illustration classes at at Towson University. As an illustrator, Mai Ly has a passion for telling stories and creating characters. Much of her work is inspired by relationships, childhood mischief, and humor. More times than not, she draws from her past, reliving awkward childhood experiences (or even revenge) throughout her illustrations. Mai Ly enjoys depicting people in familiar everyday situations, while always inserting her own visual sarcasm. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, American Illustration, and 3x3.