My name is Brenna Daugherty and I’m freelance illustrator and lifelong doodler. I graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art from UC Berkeley, but quickly transitioned to focus on illustration. I found a lot of joy in creating fun, vibrant imagery and discovered that it often brought others happiness too - I’ve continued to illustrate with that goal always in mind.
I currently live in San Francisco, California and find inspiration in everything from knick knacks, vintage, florals, and exploring different parts of this lovely, unique city. My illustration work is all over the map; I create privately commissioned pieces, editorial illustration, I have a small line of greeting cards that I sell at a few shops here in San Francisco, and I also illustrate live at brand events. Clients have included Saks 5th Avenue, Estee Lauder, and Fresh Beauty. If you’d like to keep up with what I’m doodling, follow me on Instagram: @brenna_daugherty
I’ve been using Sakura pens since high school (for 10+ years now!) and they truly are the best. The variety of nib sizes are great for different levels of detail, and I love that I can use them with wet media too, with absolutely no bleeding. I’m super excited about the new PN (Plastic Nib) pens - I’ve been using them nonstop because they’re so sturdy.