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Motion & Animation

Mai Ly Degnan / Gator Girls on the move

Mai Ly Degnan’s “Gator Girls,” part of an ongoing series entitled, “Wild at Heart Women,” explores the wild side of things. Degnan celebrates the spirit that’s summer with two swimsuit-clad gals getting a lift from an obliging gator.  

Mai Ly Degnan / Digital nomads for American Airlines

Mai Ly Degnan created a series of illustrations for American Airlines inflight magazine, American Way, on the experience of living as a digital nomad. A new craze, very popular with millennials, allows someone to share a co-living workspace while indulging their love of travel.

Mai Ly Degnan / Wild at heart

Mai Ly Degnan’s illustration of “Leopard Lady” for an ongoing personal series entitled, “Wild at Heart Women,” uses pattern and prints to connect her character’s bold personality with wild, carnivorous cat surroundings. Degnan’s fun, overall pattern illustration is about all that’s wild in us and around us.

Mai Ly Degnan / En route to Shanghai

Mai Ly Degnan completed a series of illustrations for the September issue of American Airlines’ inflight magazine, American Way, about a man and his experiences en route to Shanghai, China. Degnan shows a variety of activities aboard the cruise ship in her editorial illustrations: the passenger amidst other passengers who are fencing, painting, and playing board games; in […]

Mai Ly Degnan / Local Living for The Washington Post

The Washington Post published a pair of editorial illustrations by Mai Ly Degnan on bullying. The article, “Bully proof,” about how parents can help bullied children learn resilience, appeared in the Local Living section of the paper. Degnan’s poignant illustrations show children being approached by bullies on the playground and on a bench.  The illustrator shows peaceful, […]

Mai Ly Degnan / “When black hair violates the dress code,” for NPR

Mai Ly Degnan created an illustration about race and the discrimination kids in grade school face. “When black hair violates the dress code,” was created for NPR.  Degnan’s editorial illustration of two primary school girls walking through the hall focuses on the color of the girls’ hair as they approach a white teacher and classmates.  

Mai Ly Degnan / 3×3 Professional Show 14

Mai Ly Degnan has been awarded merit for her Galentines Day illustration, and her series of three pet portraits in this year’s 3×3 Magazine’s Professional Show. She was also awarded three honorable mentions in categories: greeting card, unpublished illustration, and gallery.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Lenny Letter

Series of 7 affirmation illustrations for Lenny Letter.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Bust Magazine/Overcoming trauma

Illustration in the June/July 2017 issue for Bust magazine about differnt ways one can overcome past trauma.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Allowing Pets in the workplace for Boston Globe

Illustration for Boston Globe about the benefits of allowing pets in the workplace.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Boston Globe/why pets shouldn’t be treated like people

Illustration for an article about reasons why pets shouldn’t be treated like people.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Boston Globe/ the evolution of cat ladies from past to present.

Illustration depicting the evolution of cat ladies from past to present.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Go For It Illustration/Personal Work

“Go For It” illustration is a part of a series of personal greeting card designs.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Maltese Haircut

Illustration is part of a series of personal greeting card designs.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Nude Beach/Personal Piece

“Nude Beach” is a personal piece about being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / You’ve Got This

Yoga illustration for a greeting card design.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Treat Yourself

A treat yourself illustration for “Valentines Day.”

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / The Fish Feeder

Illustration part of a fictional series of pet portraits and their owners.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Don’t Go

“Don’t Go Cat” is part of an ongoing personal series of pets and their owners.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Poodles and Sweet Treats

Personal piece of a poodle and her dream come true.

Illustrator Mai Ly Degnan / Green Thumb

Illustration of a girl and her favorite hobby.

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