Monica Ahanonu is an expert in Color Theory, Vector Illustration and Motion Design, having worked full-time as an artist at DreamWorks Animation - most recently on Captain Underpants - and graduating with a B.A. in Animation & Digital Arts from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2013.


She’s been internationally recognized for her design work at Barcelona International FICTS Festival, Art Basel Miami 2016, and will be part of Across Europe With Best Fashion Illustration 2017-2018 Exhibition in Poland.


Monica was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and a competitive gymnast for fifteen years.


Monica is open for commissions as she is currently working as a freelance illustrator and motion designer in Los Angeles.



Monica recently shared her story in an interview with

Cosa Buena.

Click photo to the left or link below.


Monica Ahanonu - Cosa Buena Interview

Above: Monica Ahanonu featured on - showcasing her work at the Pinkie Swear Launch / Exhibition in Los Angeles.