Emily Altman is an illustrator from rural Missouri. A lifelong compulsion to draw lead to a BFA in Illustration from the University of Central Missouri. Until recently, she worked as a librarian with the Kansas City Public Library but is currently pursuing her MFA in Illustration in Edinburgh.


Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
MFA Illustration - in progress

University of Central Missouri (UCM)
Warrensburg, MO USA
BFA Commercial Art, Illustration
Summa Cum Laude
NASAD Accredited Program

University of Glamorgan
Pontypridd, Wales, UK
Study Abroad Student Exchange Program, Fine Arts through UCM

Missouri State University
Springeld, MO USA
Foundation Art Courses


3x3 Illustration Competition 2019
Student Books: Honourable Mention for Howl’s Moving Castle drawings and cover design

Awrite Hen @ Flamingosaurus Rex
Side Chick, April 2019

Zine Library Contributor with Rage Quit: A Handful of Terrible Bosses

Folio Society & House of Illustration BIC 2019
Longlisted entry for Howl’s Moving Castle

Westword, Annual Comics Issue
Online and print issue, Denver, CO 2016

Annual Bibelot Show
Kanon Art Collective, Denver, CO 2015

Six by Eight
Gallery of Art & Design, Warrensburg, MO 2013

Warrensburg First Friday
Freeride Bike & Skate Shop, Warrensburg, MO 2013

UCM Design and Illustration Senior Exhibition
Gallery of Art & Design, Warrensburg, MO 2012

ADMIT ONE Circus Show
Primary Colors Gallery, Independence, MO 2012

Scholars Symposium Undergraduate Research of UCM
James C. Kirkpatrick Library, Warrensburg, MO 2012

UCM Citation Show
Gallery of Art & Design, Warrensburg, MO 2009-2012


Citation Show Award 2012
Katzentine/Carswell/Cheatham Foundation Scholarship 2011-2012
Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship 2007-2012
Dean’s List 2007-2012
Department of Art Portfolio Award 2011
International Studies Grant 2009-2010
Shipley Hocker Foundation Scholarship in Art 2009
Evelyn Louise Sims Scholarship in Art 2009