Crush Illustration

Crush Illustration Collective

Crush Illustration Collective is thrilled to be participating in Blueprint for the first time. We’re from all over the U.S., having met at the ICON Illustration Conference in 2016, and now join forces to support and challenge each other. Attending Blueprint will be members Judith Mayer, Laura Fisk, Melissa Washburn, and Julia Green.
Judith ( is a designy-illustrator and lettering artist in Chicago, IL who has a crush on all things mid-century modern, but especially the lettering. Her client list has included Lyric Opera of Chicago and Mike's Hard Lemonade. She’s been recognized by Communication Arts, Uppercase Magazine, Graphic Design USA, Logolounge and more.

Laura ( is a freelance illustrator working out of Austin, TX.  Inspired by food, the 60’s and a big dose of Sesame Street, there’s usually a good dose of silliness in her work, and hopes to make people chuckle and smile through her lighthearted illustrations. She has worked with Uncommongoods, Land’s End, and has been featured in Buzzfeed.

Melissa Washburn (  is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer based just outside Chicago in Northwest Indiana. Her mixed media work is most often inspired by the natural world. Clients include the National Park Service, Smithsonian Magazine, and Spirituality & Health. 

Julia Green ( is a an illustrator born and raised in Boise, ID. Heavily inspired by cartoons she watched in the 90s and illustration styles from the 1950s and 1960s her art has been described as a mix of soft feelings and humor. Clients include Ravishly, Paper House Productions, and she has artwork on the number one selling kids’ rain boots on Amazon with Lone Cone.

Our work shows a wide range of styles and is suitable for home decor, children’s market, bolt fabric, stationery and more !