About Alixandra Mullins Poling


An artist since age 3... Alix's art has been published as greeting cards by Leanin Tree and jigsaw puzzles for many years.

Alix is a storyteller as well as a visual artist who works in several mediums.  A combination of photography, graphic design, hand-drawing illustration and painting. Much of the work published as Greeting Cards and Puzzles is more on the photographic side, with illustrative elements.  Alix earned a AA in Multimedia Arts Visual Design, and a BA in Communication studies Digital Media many years ago.  Alix worked as a Graphic Designer across several industries, including broadcast television.  Passion and Love always returns to storytelling and bringing unique stories and ideas to life in various ways. 


In 2020, Alix started pursuing an MFA from Hollins University in children's literature, for Picture Book Writing & Illustration. This meant creative writing, reading, and also writing critical papers about various children's books from early editions of fairytales to writings about picture books thru YA.   *Thesis projects can take a long time, however - hoping to complete it soon!    

In 2023, Alix earned a Certificate in Children's Book Illustration from Hollins University!