Illustrator & designer with a love for animals and a mild case of wanderlust


I'm Amanda, an illustrator and designer based out of my home studio in Harwinton, Connecticut. I am inspired by the everyday world around us and focus most of my drawings on the beautiful creatures we tend to overlook while incorporating humor at every chance I get.

I recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in illustration, and have been freelancing ever since. A huge part of the work I create is the process. I spend a great deal of my time researching and looking for reference photos, or I go out into the world to take my own! I love using both traditional and digital techniques to create my illustrations. Most of my work is a fusion of these two methods. I am constantly challenging myself to go above and beyond my comfort zone, which until recently was only traditional media. By incorporating more digital aspects into my work I've been able to expand my toolbox of tricks and create bigger and better works. 

Print of my work are currently available in my Etsy shop and for sale locally at the Collinsville Artisan Co-Op located in historic Collinsville, CT.


I am now accepting commissions.





Kristen Mara

Mystic Aquarium

Nikki Martinkovic

White Flower Farm

Tantor Media




SCAD Patterns in Nature Exhibition, Third Place Award for, Seven Spotted Lady Beetle

Featured in Art.Science.Gallery's show Meet the Beetles!

Harwinton Public Library Juror's Award for, To Live Without Fear

Featured in SCAD Illustration Anthology

Lacoste, France Open Studio


Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Juried Art Exhibit

SCAD Scientific Illustration Exhibition

SCAD Drawing Works Exhibition


SCAD Foundations Honnors Show

Featured on


Shows and Recognition:


Creative Quarterly 51, Runner-up

Curated artist on CT Art List

Scientific Illustration, FE Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Featured Artist, for the Bird Alphabet project


Alexander Ink Gallery Show, SCAD

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Featured in SCAD Illustration Anthology

Illustration Expo, SCAD

Port City Review Exhibition of Selected Artwork

Snuggle Bunnies, honorable mention in Port City Review

The Bees and the Flowers, featured in Port City Review



All works ©Amanda Surveski 

Please do not reproduce any of the images without the expressed written consent of Amanda Surveski.