Meet Amber

Hello! My name is Amber Raden (she/her) and I am a multidisciplinary storyteller based out of Bloomington, MN working in a mix of traditional and digital mediums. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Art from the University of Minnesota in 2012 and I currently split my time between corporate work as an employee communications specialist with a focus on events and diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement, and my own work as an artist, writer, and freelance designer. My current preferred tools are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, my trusty Wacom tablet, charcoal, acrylic paints, and the almighty pen.

When I’m not creating stories in my professional life, I am Co-Chair for CONsole Room, Minnesota’s local Doctor Who convention, cosplayer, beginner gardener, and host to a serious travel bug that I couldn’t shake even if I wanted to. A special shout out to my husband who has been with me every step of these crazy adventures and to my three adorable fur balls who think that art is never complete without a helpful paw. (What can I say, they’re too cute to say no.)


I believe everyone and everything has a story to tell. Whether I’m working on a corporate event, a charcoal illustration, or a store’s window display, my goal is to bring you on a journey, then create space for you to create your own adventure. I am particularly passionate about immersive experiences and illustrations that share more and more about their stories the longer you spend with them.


Raden Studios is a studio of one (just me!) that embraces a multitude of art forms when embarking on the storytelling process. Combining all of these under a single “studio” roof allows me to share those stories with all of you under a single umbrella that grows and changes as my own story does.

That’s my story.

I can’t wait to help you tell yours!