Trained as a traditional painter, Amy Saidens began her illustration career in the late 90s at Microsoft’s now defunct sidewalk.com. There she was given the opportunity to transfer her tactile skills to a computer and a wacom tablet, and quickly went on to illustrate columns and articles for the hip website. Soon after, she became the pen behind the “Blissgirl”, creating over a dozen covers for the well-known spa catalog. Inspired by everything from vintage cookbooks to high fashion, her work can presently be seen in various lifestyle magazines, gift books and ad campaigns.
Amy has a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Lucky Magazine • Peter Pauper Press • the Wall Street Journal • New York Magazine • Bliss • Chronicle Books • Stacy’s Pita Chips • the New York Times • Harper Collins • St. Martin’s Press • The Knot • Running Press • Teen Vogue • Mattel • Microsoft • Scholastic • Esprit • Hyperion Books • Seventeen • Penguin Putnam • Grosset & Dunlap • Glamour Germany • Girl’s Life • Twist • Lifetime • Company • Walter Foster Publishing • iVillage • CosmoGirl • Lark Books • Quirk Books • ElleGirl Korea • Weight Watchers Magazine • American Baby • Silver Dolphin • Simon And Schuster