Hi there!


My name is Taren S. Black, and I'm an illustrator and designer. I'm originally from Pensacola, Florida. I lived in Japan for almost 7 years, in Hamamatsu, Yokohama, and Tokyo. In 2015 my little family moved to Birmingham, AL. While living in Japan we worked as English teachers, and then as civilians on US military bases. During our time in Yokohama, we were blessed by becoming a family of 3 through adoption. And now, our son is a citizen of both Japan and the United States. :)


For work, I enjoy participating in local art events, and when I have time, I like to keep my online shops up to date with fresh goodies. I particularly enjoy drawing and then turning my illustrations into art prints, accessories, tote bags, textile designs, etc..... I am always working on new products, and I love feedback from my amazing customers. So, please feel free to contact me anytime!


You can follow some of my photography and day to day silliness on instagram (oslo_and_alfred) or my blog (blog.osloandalfred.com)