Julia works from her studio in the back of her apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She has a Wheaten Terrier named Rudy who keeps her company.
She teaches Surface Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The first day of class the students do this.
Julia co-founded Women Who Draw, an open directory of female professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists with fellow illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. It was created in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, emphasizing female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators.
Often she collaborates with Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe as ALSO.
She also runs Ladies Drawing Night, a female-only drink and draw, with Leah Goren and Rachael Cole.
Julia has authored/illustrated over ten books.