Naomi Romero

Illustrator Columbus, OH

Hi! I am a freelance illustrator who loves to use shapes, color, and texture in my work. I love drawing happy animals but I like to dabble in the occasional horror element! I love dogs, loose leaf tea, and watching my favorite films over and over again. Despite drawing cute things, my favorite genre of film is horror! Imagine that! When I am not drawing, I enjoy watching films, sewing, and spending time with my personal zoo (three dogs, one cat, and a ball python!) in cozy Columbus, OH.

I have created the popular Anxiety Fox character, which sold over 1000 of the "It Will Be Okay" pins. This character helps brings awareness to anxiety order, an illness that I have to face every day. In addition, the plush has been funded via Kickstarter, finishing at $55,000. Anxiety Fox is currently being sold at the famous Gallery Nucleus and apparel at WeLoveFine.

I am always up for new freelance projects, including full time work. Relocation can be considered


Character Designer


Freelance character designer for an upcoming animated series.

Character Designer

Nick Jr

Created two characters for a series pilot. Worked closely with an art director to deliver several sketches, revisions, and color samples for each character.

Character Designer

Mass Animation

Freelance character design exploration for the featured film, “Blazing Samurai”.


Illumination Studios

Illustrated Picture book for “Despicable Me 3”



Created various illustrated assets for the Facebook website



Dragon Con, Guest + Artist Alley, Atlanta, Georgia (Created the new “Baby Dragon” plush.)


New York Comic Con, Artist Alley, New York City, New York


Gallery Nucleus, Doggy Pile, Alhambra, California (Co-curated an exhibition and worked closely with Gallery Nucleus to select artists and theme.)


Nickelodeon BOOM! Studios Illumination Nick Jr FaceBook WeLoveFine Mass Animation Floating Pear Bright Agency ABC Mouse Spark House Bark & Co