Bio pic of Olivia Gehrke

Olivia Gehrke

Illustrator & Storyteller

Olivia Gehrke is an illustrator, storyteller, and self-proclaimed weirdo. She grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she spent her summers reading and pretending to be a witch. After moving to the deep south for school, she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019 with a BFA in illustration. 

Currently, Olivia is a freelance illustrator based in Atlanta, Georgia. She lives with her husband and their three cat children. She’s not afraid to take on new projects, which has led her to designing stop-motion puppets, painting giant vegetables, and illustrating a children’s book about a shark attack. Her work is cute and colorful and features a cast of fun characters. Olivia works in both digital and traditional media but all of her ideas begin in her beloved sketchbook. She designs all sorts of neat merchandise that can be found in shops around the Atlanta area.

Her current goal is world domination, but if that doesn’t work out she’s happy to settle for writing and illustrating graphic novels and children’s books. You can view and purchase her work at 

  • ogehrke_SU22_MUSHROOMS


    An illustration of either very large mushrooms or a very small cat

    Digital Media, 2022

  • ogehrke_SU22_LPOTL


    Proposed t-shirt design for the podcast Last Podcast on the Left.

    Digital Media, 2023

  • ogehrke_SU22_HELLOFRIEND


    Postcard design for illustrated leave-behinds.

    Digital Media, 2022

  • ogehrke_SU22_SHORTBREAD


    Recipe card design for lavender shortbread cookies

    Digital Media, 2022