Hi, I'm Marianne Orlando,
a freelance illustrator in Framingham, MA!


I founded my business in 2016, and even in the reality of this pandemic, people still:

• have birthdays

• celebrate anniversaries

• get married

• have babies

• retire

• go through tough times

• downsize

• buy their first home

• mourn the loss of a pet

• mourn the loss of a loved one

In short, people still have a need to honor life's many milestones.


So let me introduce myself:


My name is Marianne, I grew up in Concord, MA, and now work out of my studio in Framingham, just outside Boston. 


I got my master's degree from the University of Michigan and worked in the corporate world for 45 years. So, when it comes to deadlines, pouring my heart and soul into my work, or attention to detail, I get it.

In 2016, I founded this business, Marianne Orlando Illustrations, a dream that I've had since I was 4 years old. 

Why hire an illustrator?

My clients come to me because they're perplexed about what to give a loved one, how to show their thoughtfulness to that person or family.

I specialize in custom commissioned drawings -- be it homes, pet portraits, people portraits, or even book & blog illustrations. It's not unusual that a person presented with a personalized illustration for, say, their home bursts into tears when they open the package and see their drawing.

Giving a custom drawing shows that you're thoughtful and you care. That's something that can't be bought at stores and only you can give.

A customized drawing is the ultimate thoughtful gift.

So whether you're buying for the person who has everything or a loved one's anniversary, I can help create the perfect gift. Not an "Oh, you shouldn't have" gift, but an "Oh, wow! I can't believe you gave me this! It looks just like me (my home, my pup)."

To find out more, please get in touch.


Email me a jpeg and I’ll do a drawing for you ... together we can make a keepsake for someone you love (or even yourself).

 At 62 I founded this business. I'm here to help create the ultimate thoughtful gift. 

How to reach me


164 Winthrop St.

Framingham, MA 01702

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