Every week we show the best of the UnderPinned Community, putting a spotlight on two freelancers whose work we believe deserve a special mention.

If you’d like to apply to be one of our Freelancers of the Week and be on our Showcase, make a Portfolio on our Virtual Office and send it to info@underpinned.co


Avalon Nuovo, Illustrator

My name is Avalon Nuovo, and I’m a Los Angeles-bred illustrator now living in Amsterdam. I worked as an editor at Nobrow Press my first year out of school before going full-time with freelance illustration. So far my work has been mostly in editorial and publishing illustration but I’m hoping to expand that! Along the way, I’ve picked up some recognition from American Illustration, AI-AP motion, 3×3, and Society of Illustrators.

Recently I’ve spent a lot of my time focusing on a couple of really fun nonfiction books published by Flying Eye Books – (One called ‘Ancient Wonders’, and one that I can’t quite mention yet but will be out this spring!). Last year I also got to do some animation work with PRETTYBIRD and the amazing director Sindha Agha on a short film series about mental illness for BBC Three. Lots of personal work and editorial bits in between, including work for UnderPinned – always on the lookout for a new way of using illustration!

Look at Avalon’s full UnderPinned Portfolio on our Virtual Office!


Ella Clayton, Singer

My name is Ella Clayton and I’m a singer/songwriter from London. I’m currently working on my first album with producer Lester Duval at the Bunker studio, the first single of which will be released very soon. When this mad situation eases up you can catch me playing shows in venues around London – the next is at O2 Islington in October (rescheduled from March!)

Look at Ella’s full UnderPinned Portfolio on our Virtual Office! And catch her singing on UnderPinned’s Social Distancing Show.