An honors graduate of Syracuse University’s illustration program, Elizabeth Goss is an illustrator, author, and graphic designer living in Portland, Oregon. She writes for kids, draws for everyone, and thinks good design is delicious. Picture books are her passion, but Elizabeth’s artwork has also appeared in galleries, tv spots, advertisements, and on book covers.
She works principally in cut paper and is currently serving as a VP of Exhibits on the board of the Guild of American Papercutters. She thinks of papercutting as an exquisite cross between drawing and sculpture, and loves that the media allows her to literally lift lines out of paper. She swears by her fingertip knife and is deeply inspired by the distinctive scenery (and attitude) of the Pacific Northwest.
Some of Elizabeth’s illustration & design clients include:
- SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
- Nick Sports (Nickelodeon)
- SCBWI of Oregon
- The Guild of American Papercutters
- Award-winning children’s author Elizabeth Rusch
- The Wind & Oar Boat School
Elizabeth’s papercuts have appeared in numerous fine art shows including:
- Food & Forest: Original Papercuts by Elizabeth Goss
January 2018, The Thurman St. Collective, Portland, OR
- No Big Heads 2017
October 2017, Hugh McPeck Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
- 2016 OPEN HOUSE—Designing for the Birds
Awarded the Home Sweet Home Award
April 2016, WeMake, Portland, Oregon
- Bulfinch: Memories and Fairytales Art Show
January 2016, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C.
To peek inside the studio and see how Elizabeth creates her unique pieces, follow her on Instagram @lizabethgoss. To hire Elizabeth for a commercial project or fine art commission, please email her at lizabethgoss(at)gmail.com.