I'm an illustrator, motion designer, writer and cartoonist currently living in Barcelona. Originally from New Jersey, I got my BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2014. One time someone said my work was “brutal, yet sensitive” and I’m still trying to decide where I want that tattooed on my body.

I run Sluggish Wife, a store for people who love magic and sports, as well.

Clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker, NBC News, The Freelancer's Union, Little Bee Books, The Baffler, The New Republic, Lit Hub, The Sierra Club, The Marshall Project, The Nib, Buzzfeed, Motherboard, Noisey, Labor Notes.

I’ve also run drawing workshops with The Goethe Institut and NYC H2O. If you have a workshop you’d like to run, I’d love to hear it!

Contact me at:
instagram: @colleentie
tweets: @colleentie

Deconstructing The Instagram Aesthetic: Notes on Bright statistics and High Contrast Politics” published by SSENSE
Design is Not Neutral” published by The Baffler

Interview: Comic Watch “Compromise, Care and Powerlifting: An Interview with Colleen Tighe”
Article: Hyperallergic The Artists Illustrating New York’s Growing Protest Culture”
Podcast: Art and Labor “Design and Illustration with Colleen Tighe”
Podcast: Season of the Bitch “Women Who Lift”
Radio: NPR’s Only a Game “Powerlifting Doesn’t Care What I Look Like”
Interview: FORGE magazine
Interview: Brown Paper Bag

Recognitions and Exhibitions:
"Permission" group exhibition at Holyrad studio, 2018
“Joy Sneaks In” group print exhibit, 2017 
"Eye Spy" exhibition at grouppartner's studio, 2016
Gowanus Print Lab's "Abandoned Places, Forgotten Spaces" exhibition, 2015
Society of Illustrator's 2015 Student Scholarship Show, winner of the "In Remembrance of Effie Bowes" scholarship
School of Visual Arts "Kings and Queens" Junior Project Exhibition in 2013

All works © Colleen Tighe