Welcome to MuShinGirl.com

Hi internet, my name is Keri. I’m a writer, illustrator and graphic designer with two basic categories for my fans and patrons. You can read more about me below.

Creative Projects

I’ve been creating for a very long time. Some projects have grown from a cathartic exercise to more passionate projects. Others are brand new ideas in formats I haven’t played in for a long time. As an exceedingly creative individual, the list is likely to grow. I find satisfaction from the creative process and enjoy sharing my work. At MuShinGirl.com you will find samples of my work, commentary on the process and links to the various other platforms I share my work.

Production Services

I am also available by commission in the areas I have some facility. In my long professional life, I have honed my skills as a writer, illustrator and graphic designer. At MuShinGirl.com you will find a list of the services I offer and the starting quotes for my flexible rates.

Production Services

Keri Goble Billick

Keri has been writing and drawing as long as she has been able to hold a pencil. Creativity and artistic expression have been an integral part of her life from the beginning. She was producing art for various freelance clients and teaching art to underprivileged children prior to graduating college. She attended Eastern Illinois University and walked across the stage to receive her degree in 1992. If you were there, she was the one with a smiley face on her mortar board.

After college Keri continued to work professionally in graphic design, traditional art production, and illustration. For 13 years this was with established production businesses such as WhiteCo MetroCom, Heroic Age Studios, Dynamic Graphics and the Decatur Herald & Review. She launched mushingirl.com in 2001, and since 2005 she has been accepting only select commissions for graphic design and illustration work, spending the majority of her time on family and a handful of personal projects.

While Keri was at the Herald & Review she began to write in addition to producing art. She had the great fortune to write play reviews, interview professionals for the business journal, write restaurant reviews and various lifestyle pieces for Limited Edition magazine. It was her friends and peers at the Herald & Review who inspired her to further develop her writing skills.

Most recently she been working with Crystal Heart Imprints to help encourage, develop, and promote local authors. They hold regular workshops for writers to share their work, brainstorm and flesh out projects, discuss publishing strategies, and just write. Keri is among the talented support staff of Crystal Heart Imprints, who offers a variety of author services at affordable rates for local authors.

Projects

Ready for Liftoff

Excitement abounds as preparations for the site launch continue. I have been teaching myself HTML and CSS code through tutorial, trial and error. The result is the site you are reading this very moment. If you are here, you are either a friend, family or one of the very cool people I follow on Patreon. However you landed here, welcome, and thank you!

The site is still under construction for the official August 1 hard launch date. Throughout the remainder of July you will see other links on this page go live and secondary materials for the site publish. If you see any glaring errors in grammar or spelling, or if there is some odd image or link quirk, please reach out when you can. If you are here pre-launch, you likely have a way to reach me quickly.

In other news, Sketchbook Summer is in full swing. I am a little behind, but I am confident I will be caught up by the end of the month. There are a ton of prep items in my task list, so some nights the sketchbook has to take a pass. Nevertheless, Brandon Dayton’s summer art challenge is one I aspire to complete. Thank you, Brandon, for your wonderful challenge and inspiration.

Lastly, I had a fangirl squee last week when Jerzy Drozd mentioned me on the Patreon Lean Into Art podcast. He and Rob took a week off and posted re-broadcasts for us all. As if reading my mind, he selected a podcast from 2014 with guest host Brandon Dayton that addressed some of the very issues I am contemplating right now. So, HUGE SHOUTOUT to the Lean Into Art Guys and a GIANT THANK YOU to Jerzy for the perfect topic. If any of you are on Patreon, go check them out.