email me: hello (at) noelkalmus.com

I’m an illustrator and designer based in Austin, Texas.

curriculum vitae

I was born and raised in Abilene, Texas, and fled to Austin as soon as I could. I graduated from Southwestern University in 2012 with a BFA in Painting.

Whether I’m working in gouache or Procreate, my work is fluid, textural and shows evidence of the artist’s hand.

I celebrate and illustrate strong women with an independent spirit: the solitary touring cyclist peeing in the desert, the face-tattooed Juggalette, the powerlifter who proudly flaunts her thunder thighs. I also enjoy drawing cute animals, food, and cluttered rooms. I am constantly inspired by the beauty in the world, leading to a multitude of subjects in my work.

In Spring of 2019, I spent a month in Japan and have been hard at work since creating images from my journals and memories. I hope to self publish my drawings, journal entries, and photographs from this trip.

When I’m not making art, I enjoy cycling, going to the gym, gardening and tubing the river.

I am open to freelance illustration and licensing queries. Let’s work together!