Amy Davis was born on Long Island, New York, USA, in 1968. She received a degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and joins him in playing in a rock band.
Amy Davis has participated in many group exhibitions, including a show at the Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City in 1999. Her work has been included in "From AbFab to Zen" in 1999 and the book "Stylishly Drawn" by Laird Borrelli.
Her illustrations have appeared in many publications in the USA and Japan, including Composite, Giant Robot, Hanatsubaki, Seventeen and Teen People. She illustrates the monthly "Style Friends" column for Paper magazine and did the May 1997 cover.
Her corporate clients include Yohji Yamamoto, Beams, Thierry Mugler, Calvin Klein, Pucci, Nine West and a clothing line called Cosmic Girls, where she designed the clothing. Here Davis challenges stereotypes of sophistication and beauty with her bad girls and ugly beauties. Her illustation technique is to first make an outline in pen and correction fluid for texture. She then copies the outline onto clean paper and colours the sketch with coloured pencils and magic markers.