Simone Nemes is an award-winning artist and muralist currently pursuing an MFA of Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She is a St. Botolph Emerging Artist Nominee and has received several merit-based scholarships from RISD and the Ox-bow School of Art. She recently completed an Artist-in-Residency at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Simone has participated in many group art shows, and her illustrations have been published in the Brown Journal of Medical Humanities, Northeastern Naturalist, and for Simon & Schuster. Her current work focuses on humor and play, and she creates oddball toys aimed at an adult audience.