Hi, I’m Riza Cruz and I’m a California, Bay Area based illustrator, designer, and paper crafter. My illustrations and paper crafts are inspired by both real things in life as well as the fun made up things.

I love working in paper because the tactile feel of working directly with my hands to create art is where I connect with the work and my audience. I love how my paper cut illustrations show the mark of the artist and indicate the time and care I take with each project.

Feel free to get in touch: rizamakes@gmail.com


California State University, Fullerton - BFA Illustration with Honors 2017


2018, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West 57 Competition

2017, New York Society of Illustrators Annual Student Competition

2017, Annual Society of Museum Associates Visual Arts Show
2016, Don't Look Here CSUF

2016, Leave Today
2016, Space Group Show 
2015, 2016, TSU Annual Student Show