Writer, Artist, Novice Blacksmith...


About Mallory | Mallory Battista

About Mallory

Aspiring is often a word I use to describe myself, but I think I need to start slapping my own hand when I do. Aren't we all aspiring? I am an artist and an aspiring artist. I am in love with so many materials and techniques that I am a master of none, but I keep feeling that I may somehow discover some new magical combination of media. I am a writer and an aspiring writer. I have completed a few novels, but over the last year I have become more excited about writing and drawing comics, and I have several new ideas for graphic stories and am reimagining some of my prose in comic form. I have been a metal bender since childhood (any Avatar fans? No? Just me?), mostly copper and steel wire, and began blacksmithing in 2014. I have come to realize that I will never be able to limit my creative pursuits to just one, and that's okay. They overlap and support each other in surprising ways. I have also been a professional graphic designer in various capacities for the last decade, and I am taking on freelance jobs between my own projects.

Blowing bubbles for B-roll for my sister the videographer. One of many odd jobs I've been lucky enough to do. Blowing bubbles for B-roll for my sister the videographer. One of many odd jobs I've been lucky enough to do.

Current Work

  • Author & Artist
  • Freelance Graphic Designer & Copywriter
  • Visual Communications Chair of the Spokane Regional MarCom Association
  • Web Design & Marketing Chair of Columbia Fire & Iron

Past Work

  • Boom Operator
  • Wizard Rock Documentarian
  • Bookseller
  • Art Gallery Manager
  • Staff Graphic Designer
  • Ice Cream Seller