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I'm Aurélie Beatley, a Franco-American illustrator and animator based in Washington DC and Glasgow. I have a Bachelor's of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master of Letters in Celtic Studies from the University of Glasgow.


My work is primarily concerned with folklore and folkways, and all the weird and wonderful stories we tell to find connection with each other and the earth.


I'm a passionate story-teller and a seasoned art director with 15 years of experience in television and digital media. My past clients and employers include Smithsonian Channel, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Hakai Magazine, the World Bank, National Geographic, and many independent directors and producers. If you'd like to collaborate drop me a line at




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