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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Desirée De León

Finalist in Instagrammer of the Year

About Desirée De León

Atlanta-based Desirée De León has an eye for the tiny wonders of the world. Her @dcossyle Instagram account is a creative outlet while she pursues a PhD in neuroscience. She begins each piece with a blank white canvas, sketching first in pencil, then transferring into black ink, and always adding a three-dimensional household item or piece of nature to the image to create texture and depth that would otherwise be lost, often eliciting a laugh. Her #100daysoftinythings (“and then some”) might be miniscule in size, but her Instagram following is growing bigger every day, with 27K+ followers to date.

Desirée De León's best work on social