Ariana Wallis Essian

Artist | she/her

Ariana spent her childhood in Michigan, but her and her family traveled west to Arizona when she was 13. She attended Arizona State University where she got a BFA in Printmaking. Upon graduation, she said goodbye to the valley of the sun and blew into the windy city. Chicago was just the change she was looking for to jump-start the next chapter of her life.

When she’s not working on illustrations, videos and visual notes at Ink Factory, she’s honing her funny bone at The Second City and thinking up new ways to make people happy. She also enjoys telling and hearing dad jokes, so if you have one for her, don’t hold back!