I delight in capturing life's minutia to create captivating and inspired stories. My work, aptly coined "sophisticated fun" has been featured in many successful advertisement campaigns and editorial projects. The quirky wisdom one gains by trudging through the deep snowdrifts of life infuses my work with informed observation, a fountain of expertise with a dash of wit! Please contact me to chat about your next project whether it be for major campaign or a smallish flourish for a personal project--I adore helping my clients navigate the creative process. Permission to Play have Fun while we Collaborate!

Work Samples

  • The Container Store - Luggage Campaign

Work History

  • Illustrator | Creative Director

    Fashion & Lifestyle Illustration
    Sophisticated fun--urban street chic illustration!
    Pepper Tharp's work is elegant, refined, and inspired--coined 'Nuevo French' she delivers fresh and luscious and illuminated images. Wrapped in wisdom and springing from a fountain of expertise, smarts, light humor, Pepper ensures your brand is well-placed in the evolving global market. Her savvy solutions are found in advertising, fashion, product, lifestyle, luxury, publishing, packaging, book jackets, gift, greeting and stationery design.

    Recent Freelance Projects:
    Assignment -The Container Store's National Campaigns "Love Your Luggage" 2013 and 2014
    Assignment- for Fashion Guru Carson Kressley's new book for St. Martin's Press 70 illustrations plus Cover Art to be published 2016.
    Vera Wang - Design for "Simply Vera"
    Artful Living Magazine - Travel and lifestyle pieces for, "Rudy Maxa's Italy" 2015, New York Fashion Week 2016
    Character and Clothing Design for: Coco-Chacha

    BLA, U of MN
    Fine Art, MCAD, Mpls, MN
    Illustration, Academy of Art College, San Francisco CA



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