About Justine

Justine Swindell is a DC native illustrator and designer. Her minimal/bold style fuses gritty nostalgia with playful pop art. Her subject matter often tells visual stories of city life, cultural identity, and social change.

Justine studied Visual and Graphic Design at Lynn University and later obtained an MA in Sociology from Catholic University (CUA). Her career over the past 15 years has been a parallel and alternating practice of Design and Public Health. Both practices are driven by a passion for improving representation of people of color and the well being of marginalized groups in society.

You can find more of her day to day art and inspiration on IG @justineswindellart

Press + Art Shows

  • The Washingtonian: “Draw Inspiration From These 6 Amazing DC Illustrators on Instagram”
  • Washington Post : Umbrella Art Show: My work shown and sold as part of the “Tag Up Exhibit”
  • Washington Post : “Night of 1000 Fridas” Multiple pieces shown in the Petworth and Brookland neighborhoods.

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