Piya Willwerth

is an illustrator, motion designer, and blogger in Chicago. She founded The Secret Freshman as a resource for people starting over in 2021.

Originally from Los Angeles, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and knocked around for awhile in hospitality and IT before establishing a career in illustration.

Recently, she completed the Animation Bootcamp at the School of Motion to boost her move into motion design.

👉 Here's a short and sweet illustration portfolio [pdf].

👉 Piya is highly skilled at drawing and uses an iPad Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects for her work. She is proficient in Adobe InDesign, and can design and deploy websites using Gatsby or WordPress.

✉️ Let's talk! Drop a line at hello@piyawillwerth.com.