I am seriously surprised that we have never featured the work of Matt Taylor because it's awesome.
I don't know if you remember Amanda Mocci but we've featured her before on Abduzeedo. And since then, she has been doing Editorial work for Fast Company, Canon, Elle Canada, Cirque du Soleil and just to name a few. Keeping her passion for portraits, Amanda has adopted her skills as a career (yay!) and things have been working well. She recently was featured into Society6's new art Quarterly.
About Amanda Mocci
Amanda is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Montreal, Qc in Canada. She's coming from a background in book and magazine design where simplicity and functionality rules at any levels. She's always experimenting with traditional mediums and techniques so she can take on different kind of projects.
For more information: http://www.amandamocci.com