Julie Benbassat in a gray shirt with white horizontal stripes sitting on a couch in front of a wall of illustrations

Animation (BFA)

Julie Benbassat is an award-winning illustrator, painter, and animator who has worked for a range of clients, such as Cartoon Network, BOOM! Comics, The New York Times, and Holiday House Publishing.


Julie Benbassat is an award-winning illustrator and painter based in Philadelphia. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2019, she has gone on to amass a range of clients in editorial, publishing, games, and animation. Her work delights in the eccentricities and wonders of the natural world, indulges in the fantastical, mixes narrative and portraiture, and highlights the bridge between the cute and the horrific.


Benbassat’s select clients include NPR, The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, Illustoria, McSweeney’s Publishing, PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, The New Republic,  BOOM! Comics, Cartoon Network, Narratively, Harmonix, Sports Illustrated Kids, The National Park Service, Workman Publishing, Holiday House, The Conservation Law Foundation, Orion Magazine, Yiddish Book Center, and others. 

Visit Julie Benbassat’s website. 

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Awards & Accolades

Benbassat’s work has been recognized widely. 

  • Society of Illustrators 64, 65

  • American Illustration Archive 2020, 2021

  • Nautilus Silver Medal for Nonfiction 2020

  • Alan Peckolick Scholarship for Excellence in Illustration

  • Creative Quarterly 59

  • Adobe Design Achievement Award: Top Talent 2019

  • John Randall Orth Award for Freelance 2019

  • 3 x 3 No. 16 Professional Show, Merit 2019

  • Society of Illustrators West Competition 56, 57

  • Spectrum Fantastic Art 26

A vintage looking illustration of a woman sitting and writing against a far off backdrop of a town with winding raods and trees and a clock in each top corner and the woman has small children running up her arm
An animation still of a child on a hoverboard flying over bridgelike structure among clouds