Naomi Romero

Illustrator Columbus, OH

Hi! I am a Mexican/ Puerto Rican freelance illustrator who loves to use shapes, color, and texture in my work. I have worked for fantastic companies like Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Sesame Workshop, Illumination, Spin Master, Facebook, and more! I was fortunate to co-curate an exhibition at Gallery Nucleus called "Doggy Pile".

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 currently living in Tokyo, Japan, where I am learning Japanese.

If you want to get in touch about freelance work, please email me at or send a message via my Portfolio contact page.


Character Designer

Sesame Workshop

Character design for a new series.

Character Designer

Spin Master

Freelance character designer for an unannounced project.

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