Born and raised in wild and untamed suburbs of Illinois, Elizabeth Russo is 98% American and 2% milk. She spends the majority of her time laughing at her own jokes and making illustrations reflecting her Asian American background. Currently, she works as a Graphic Designer near the Chicagoland area. 

She studied at Northern Illinois University in Corn City and received her BFA in Illustration along with

an ear of corn.


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Awards and Recognition 

  • Runner-Up, Creative Quarterly 60, 2020

  • Winner for Outstanding Artistry, Contributions and Academic Achievement, Dean's Award, 2019

  • Winner, NIU Artigras Poster Competition, 2019

  • Winner, NIU Artigras Poster Competition, 2018