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Tess Wladar (she/her) is a 3D illustrator, animator, and graphic designer from Richmond, Virginia. She uses 3D modeling software to create adorable characters, objects, and environments full of color and whimsy.

She also enjoys needle-felting little soft sculptures and accessories made from wool. She has a BFA in Communication Arts from VCU and is pursuing a career in editorial and children’s book illustration. She is currently working as an instructor at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and teaching classes in computer animation, fiber art, and mixed-media for youth and adults.


Reach out at for inquiries. She is currently available for illustration for publishing and editorial markets.

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