paula schultz


Direct yet conceptual. Provocative and engaging. Design & illustration for brands, publications, and people.

I’m an American illustrator, artist, and designer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I’m not designing websites and print materials, I can be found drawing with ink and paper. My work is often texture-heavy, built with contour lines, cross-hatching, and stippling. I’m inspired by nature, the dream realm, and the occult and enjoy exploring the spaces between science fiction, fantasy, and psychedelia through imagery.

I work from my home studio in Oakland, CA and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.


The Washington Post, Subaru, Nautilus Magazine, The Lily, Bently Enterprises, Milwaukee Urban Gardens, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Great Lakes Distillery, City of Two Rivers, WI


2018    ICON10 - Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

2018    Forever A Stranger - Gib's, Madison, WI

2017   Nasty Women Exhibition - Omi Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016   Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series - The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016   Pancakes and Booze - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

2016   Tall Tales, ICON9 - Lion's Nest Gallery, Austin, TX

2016   Chocolate and Art Show - SOMA Arts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2014   Milwaukee Urban Garden Show - Tonic Tavern, Milwaukee, WI

2012    Art + Tech Night - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2011     Art + Tech Night - UW Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI