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RUBY ROTH

ARTIST + LEADING AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR + CHANGEMAKER


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RUBY ROSELANI ROTH WAS SILENT AS THE MOON WHEN SHE WAS BORN AT HOME IN THE SUMMER OF ’82 IN LOS ANGELES. SHE BEGAN DRAWING THE MOMENT SHE WAS HANDED A PENCIL, WORE A BACK BRACE FOR 13 YEARS, KICKBOXED ON LOCAL TV AT AGE 19, AND SOME TIME LATER DEFENDED HER ART LIVE ON FOX NEWS. GLAMOUR CALLED HER WORK “AN EXPLOSION OF CONTROVERSY,” JANE GOODALL WROTE OF IT, “...POWERFUL AND IMPORTANT,” AND FANS SING PRAISES OF A “FEMALE FRAZETTA.”

Featured on Today, CNN, and other major media outlets, Ruby Roth is an artist, designer, and via the renowned branch of her creative house, the world’s leading author-illustrator of a series of books for kids, the first of their kind in children's literature. Her newest title, Bad Day, is a feelings book—but surely the most honest, heartening, relatable one you’ve ever darn seen. 

Ruby is as much her work, as her work is her: a composed and tranquil little vessel packing a powerhouse conductor, charged and fully-loaded with a bid for a more sound world. From figurative drawings and paintings to picture books and teeny tiny Instagram graphic novels, she weaves together a world of wild women and flora and fauna, where antiheroine girl gods and the righteous hearts and minds of children makeover a new earth. 

Complementing two BA degrees in Art and American Studies, Ruby’s lifelong research into health and nutrition, spiritual psychology, politics, and social justice is reflected in her work.  

Using art as a tool for transformation, Ruby is a source of inspiration for over 160,000+ social media followers. Today, her books have been translated into 10+ languages and are distributed worldwide.

Ruby is on the Advisory Board of Ruckus Roots, a sustainable arts education program.

She works from her Draw Or Die studio in Los Angeles, and often Kauai, where her life first began. 


PRESS + MEDIA


Ruby takes KTLA Channel 5's anchors to school in a segment defending her second book.

Ruby discusses animal testing, zoos, circuses, and teaching children to love deeply, think critically, and act responsibly.

The segment that sparked a digital riot and international debate over the suitability of veganism for kids.

"If it's too scary to talk about..." Ruby gets the last word on NBC LA.

Watch Ruby debate the former Editor in Chief of Psychology Today, live on FOX NEWS.

Ruby addresses the medical community's opposition to veganism, live with Colleen Williams.

Ruby’s clarity, directness, and creative intelligence come through...
— Mayim Bialik, actress, PhD neuroscience

INTERVIEWS + articles

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...powerful and important...enchanting illustrations
— Jane Goodall, Phd, DBE

Book Trailers

select PRAISE

•Jane Goodall
•Alicia Silverstone
• Jason Mraz
•Mayim Bialik
• John Robbins, best-selling author
• Bill McKibben, NYT best-selling author, founder of 350.org
• Tony Kanal, No Doubt
• Ed Begley Jr.

• Dr. Jenn Mann, PhD, host of VH1 Couples Therapy
• Joy Cho, Oh Joy! blog, #1 followed Pinterest user
• Kris Carr, NYT best-selling author
• Lisa Bloom, civil rights attorney, NYT best-selling author of Think
• Julie Morris, NYT best-selling author
Rory Freedman, NYT bestselling author
• Ingrid Newkirk, founder, PETA
• Honest Company 


SELECT CLIENTS + PROJECTS

Combining top-level art training with strategic thinking, Ruby offers creative and art direction, graphic design, website design, and illustration to clients in fashion, art, music, entertainment, beauty, food, lifestyle, sports, and health industries. Her work has encompassed identity and branding, book design and layout, product illustration, fashion illustration, hand-lettering, lookbooks, decks, EPKs, posters, invitations, e-newsletters, catalogs, social media content, photo enhancement and manipulation, color-correction, and retouching. Platforms and applications have included print, digital, websites, microsites, television, film, events, animation, and apparel. 

•Random House
• Oxygen TV
• IFC
• Nike
• Toyota
• Film Roman
• Justin BUA
• Amour Vert
• Dylan Kendall Home Goods

• Lisa Bonét + Jason Momoa
• Moby
• United Talent Agency
• VegNews Magazine
• “Rude” Jude Angelini
• TonewoodAmp
•North Atlantic Books
• HarperCollins
• Superga
• Laika Magazine

SPEAKING

KEYNOTES + PRESENTATIONs + PANELS

FOX said “stay away” from her books. Glamour called her “an explosion of controversy.” Acclaimed artist and author-illustrator Ruby Roth brings her signature candid style to festivals and organizations worldwide. A celebrated thought-leader, she weaves together a wide but interconnected range of themes for her audiences—art, politics, environmentalism, health, and wellness. Want to book Ruby at your event? Drop her a note.

Very sophisticated and multi-layered.
— Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., Arizona

PAST EVENTS:
• Remedy Beach Retreat, South Carolina
• VegMichigan VegFest, Michigan
• Animal Activist Forum, Australia
• Vegetarian Food Festival, Arizona
• World Fest, Los Angeles
• Northwest AR, Washington
• Animal Rights Conference, Los Angeles
• Green Festival, San Francisco 
• Green Festival, Los Angeles
• Cleveland Vegan Society VegFest, Ohio 
• Animal Acres, California

Plus elementary & high school visits.

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