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Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller - Designer

Brooklyn, NY

Telling stories is my highest priority. Whether that is through my design or illustration, the end result should always be clear.

Overview

I am an illustrator and designer, currently working for Sterling Publishing in New York. I specialize in books of all types, especially Children's. I have designed covers and interiors for picture books, novels, easy readers, craft books, educational non-fiction and more!

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction LGBTQ Literature Poetry Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts History Nature

Work experience

Senior Designer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

March, 2016 – Present (10 months)

Freelance Designer

Quarto Publishing Group USA

October, 2014 – Present (about 2 years)

I work freelance on How-To art books for the Walter Foster Publishing imprint, creating interiors for children and adult titles.

Designer

Sterling Publishing

January, 2013 – March, 2016 (about 3 years)

I am the sole designer for Sterling's Children's imprint. I work on interior and cover designs for 15-25 titles a season, sometimes also assisting the art department on Adult titles. I work closely for the duration of each project with the Art Director, Production and Editorial teams as well as the illustrator and author of the books. I also color correct proofs, make reprint corrections and am frequently retouching art and photos for covers and interiors.

Portfolio (31 selected works)

Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth

Jeff Anderson

Zack Delacruz is unnoticed at his middle school—and that’s just the way he likes it. But a school assembly, a typhoon of spit, and an uncharacteristic moment of bravery are all it takes to change everything. Suddenly Zack is in charge of the class fundraiser. Worse, his partner is the school’s biggest bully! If they don’t sell all the chocolate bars, there will be no dance for the sixth grade.... read more

Zack Delacruz is unnoticed at his middle school—and that’s just the way he likes it. But a school assembly, a typhoon of spit, and an uncharacteristic moment of bravery are all it takes to change everything. Suddenly Zack is in charge of the class fundraiser. Worse, his partner is the school’s biggest bully! If they don’t sell all the chocolate bars, there will be no dance for the sixth grade.... read more

Your Alien

Tammi Sauer

One day, you'll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way… and you will want to keep him. When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two instantly strike up a fabulous friendship. They go to school, explore the neighborhood, and have lots of fun. But at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very, very sad. Can the boy figure out what his new buddy needs most of al... read more

One day, you'll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way… and you will want to keep him. When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two instantly strike up a fabulous friendship. They go to school, explore the neighborhood, and have lots of fun. But at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very, very sad. Can the boy figure out what his new buddy needs most of al... read more

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

Josh Funk

A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest "food fight!" ever! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there's ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be... read more

A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest "food fight!" ever! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there's ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be... read more

Mind Your Monsters

Catherine Bailey

Vampires and werewolves and zombies—oh my! It's a monster invasion, and the stinky-smelling creatures are destroying Wally's peaceful little town. They scare the kids, knock over the lampposts, and make a mess of everything. And no one can stop them—until, fed up, Wally says . . . the magic word, "PLEASE." Learning good manners has never been as monstrously fun!

Vampires and werewolves and zombies—oh my! It's a monster invasion, and the stinky-smelling creatures are destroying Wally's peaceful little town. They scare the kids, knock over the lampposts, and make a mess of everything. And no one can stop them—until, fed up, Wally says . . . the magic word, "PLEASE." Learning good manners has never been as monstrously fun!

Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure

Linda Ashman

Pack up the pooches and load the van.We need to leave by eight!There’s so much to bring.Do we have everything?Come on, we can’t be late! The classic song gets a fresh new twist! The fun begins when Grandma and Grandpa send invitations to their far-flung, modern, and multiracial family: Come to our house for the holidays—and bring your favorite pie! Off everyone goes, driving down snowy roads, ... read more

Pack up the pooches and load the van.We need to leave by eight!There’s so much to bring.Do we have everything?Come on, we can’t be late! The classic song gets a fresh new twist! The fun begins when Grandma and Grandpa send invitations to their far-flung, modern, and multiracial family: Come to our house for the holidays—and bring your favorite pie! Off everyone goes, driving down snowy roads, ... read more

Ally-saurus & the First Day of School

Richard Torrey

You can call her Ally-SAURUS! When Ally roars off to her first day at school, she hopes she'll meet lots of other dinosaur-mad kids in class. Instead, she's the only one chomping her food with fierce dino teeth and drawing dinosaurs on her nameplate. Even worse, a group of would-be "princesses" snubs her! Will Ally ever make new friends? With its humorous art, appealing heroine, and surprise e... read more

You can call her Ally-SAURUS! When Ally roars off to her first day at school, she hopes she'll meet lots of other dinosaur-mad kids in class. Instead, she's the only one chomping her food with fierce dino teeth and drawing dinosaurs on her nameplate. Even worse, a group of would-be "princesses" snubs her! Will Ally ever make new friends? With its humorous art, appealing heroine, and surprise e... read more

Why Does Earth Spin?: And Other Questions about Our Planet (Good Question!)

Mary Kay Carson

Where is planet Earth—and how big is it? Does the ground move under our feet? What would we find if we dug down all the way to the Earth's core? And why is the sky blue? Children will discover the answers to these and other must-know questions about our amazing planet.

Where is planet Earth—and how big is it? Does the ground move under our feet? What would we find if we dug down all the way to the Earth's core? And why is the sky blue? Children will discover the answers to these and other must-know questions about our amazing planet.

How Does a Seed Sprout?: And Other Questions About Plants (Good Question!)

Melissa Stewart

What is a seed—and will all of them eventually become plants? What happens to plants in winter? Why do leaves come in so many sizes and shapes? Do insects help plants, or harm them? A virtual garden of information grows here for young readers to enjoy.

What is a seed—and will all of them eventually become plants? What happens to plants in winter? Why do leaves come in so many sizes and shapes? Do insects help plants, or harm them? A virtual garden of information grows here for young readers to enjoy.

Why Is the Sea Salty?: And Other Questions about Oceans (Good Question!)

Benjamin Richmond

What kinds of animals live in the sea? What causes tides and waves? And exactly how deep is the ocean, anyway? From the water cycle and ocean zones to fun facts about how some lost rubber duckies ended up helping ocean scientists, this Good Question! book teaches kids about the life aquatic.

What kinds of animals live in the sea? What causes tides and waves? And exactly how deep is the ocean, anyway? From the water cycle and ocean zones to fun facts about how some lost rubber duckies ended up helping ocean scientists, this Good Question! book teaches kids about the life aquatic.

What Makes a Tornado Twist?: And Other Questions about Weather (Good Question!)

Mary Kay Carson

Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Charming illustrations, clever charts, and fun text help kids learn whatever they want to know about wild weather. No matter their question, the fascinating answers are right here!

Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Charming illustrations, clever charts, and fun text help kids learn whatever they want to know about wild weather. No matter their question, the fascinating answers are right here!

Which Way to Freedom?: And Other Questions About the Underground Railroad (Good Question!)

Mary Kay Carson

What was the Underground Railroad—and who traveled on it? Who was Harriet Tubman and what did she do? This gripping book tells kids all about the perilous journey to escape slavery and finally become free: how long it could take, where the fugitives hid, who helped them, how “stationmasters” sent secret messages, and other fascinating details of the legendary Underground Railroad.

What was the Underground Railroad—and who traveled on it? Who was Harriet Tubman and what did she do? This gripping book tells kids all about the perilous journey to escape slavery and finally become free: how long it could take, where the fugitives hid, who helped them, how “stationmasters” sent secret messages, and other fascinating details of the legendary Underground Railroad.

How Does the Ear Hear?: And Other Questions about The Five Senses (Good Question!)

Melissa Stewart

What are the five senses? How do they help keep us safe? Why are two ears better than one? Why do some people need glasses? Why does food taste worse when we have a cold? And WHY can't we tickle ourselves? Find out in this SENSE-sational book!

What are the five senses? How do they help keep us safe? Why are two ears better than one? Why do some people need glasses? Why does food taste worse when we have a cold? And WHY can't we tickle ourselves? Find out in this SENSE-sational book!

Who Were the American Pioneers?: And Other Questions about Westward Expansion (Good Question!)

Martin W. Sandler

Westward ho, with the American pioneers! Why did pioneer families risk it all to move west? Who settled the frontier towns of the Wild West? Did pioneer children go to school? Kids will love learning about the dangerous journey, the Gold Rush, the building of the railroad, cowboys, and much more about this important period in US history.

Westward ho, with the American pioneers! Why did pioneer families risk it all to move west? Who settled the frontier towns of the Wild West? Did pioneer children go to school? Kids will love learning about the dangerous journey, the Gold Rush, the building of the railroad, cowboys, and much more about this important period in US history.

What Are the Three Branches of the Government?: And Other Questions About the U.S. Constitution (Good Question!)

Benjamin Richmond

Who wrote the U.S. Constitution? How long did it take to write? What is the Bill of Rights? The Constitution forms the basis for our government's organization—and our liberties. Children will also learn how the three branches of government operate, how amendments are enacted, and how the Constitution has changed.

Who wrote the U.S. Constitution? How long did it take to write? What is the Bill of Rights? The Constitution forms the basis for our government's organization—and our liberties. Children will also learn how the three branches of government operate, how amendments are enacted, and how the Constitution has changed.

How Is My Brain Like a Supercomputer?: And Other Questions about The Human Body (Good Question!)

Melissa Stewart

Why do I have a belly button? What happens to the food I eat? Why am I different from everyone else on Earth? All children want to understand how their body works, and this lively illustrated book explains it all, from what DNA is to how their heart pumps blood.

Why do I have a belly button? What happens to the food I eat? Why am I different from everyone else on Earth? All children want to understand how their body works, and this lively illustrated book explains it all, from what DNA is to how their heart pumps blood.

Did Christopher Columbus Really Discover America?: And Other Questions about the New World (Good Question!)

Emma Carlson Berne

Why did Columbus want to reach the New World—and was he the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean? What was life like on one of his ships? What did America look like before Columbus arrived? How did Columbus treat the native people? The engaging story of Columbus's voyage and the effect his arrival had on the native people will fascinate kids.

Why did Columbus want to reach the New World—and was he the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean? What was life like on one of his ships? What did America look like before Columbus arrived? How did Columbus treat the native people? The engaging story of Columbus's voyage and the effect his arrival had on the native people will fascinate kids.

Why Couldn’t Susan B. Anthony Vote?: And Other Questions About Women's Suffrage (Good Question!)

Mary Kay Carson

Who was Susan B. Anthony—what did she stand for, why was she arrested, and how did she fight for women's right to vote? And did she ever see her dream of woman's suffrage come true? From the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, to the enactment of the 19th Amendment, this lively chronicle introduces Anthony and the American suffragist movement.

Who was Susan B. Anthony—what did she stand for, why was she arrested, and how did she fight for women's right to vote? And did she ever see her dream of woman's suffrage come true? From the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, to the enactment of the 19th Amendment, this lively chronicle introduces Anthony and the American suffragist movement.

What Was America's Deadliest War?: And Other Questions about The Civil War (Good Question!)

Martin W. Sandler

Who fired the first shots in the American Civil War? Where were the fiercest battles fought? How did Lincoln free millions of slaves with one document? Acclaimed author Martin Sandler answers all these and other “must-know” questions about the war that pitted brother against brother and tore the United States apart.

Who fired the first shots in the American Civil War? Where were the fiercest battles fought? How did Lincoln free millions of slaves with one document? Acclaimed author Martin Sandler answers all these and other “must-know” questions about the war that pitted brother against brother and tore the United States apart.

Tooth & Claw: The Wild World of Big Predators

Jim Arnosky

Lions and tigers and bears . . . and WOLVES—oh, my! Acclaimed nature writer and illustrator Jim Arnosky introduces awe-inspiring wild predators: carnivores that survive by tooth and claw. Follow the huge paw prints of big cats like the African lion and the speedy cheetah; of massive bears like the fierce grizzly; and the gray wolf—forerunner of your own pet dog. One spectacular double gatefold... read more

Lions and tigers and bears . . . and WOLVES—oh, my! Acclaimed nature writer and illustrator Jim Arnosky introduces awe-inspiring wild predators: carnivores that survive by tooth and claw. Follow the huge paw prints of big cats like the African lion and the speedy cheetah; of massive bears like the fierce grizzly; and the gray wolf—forerunner of your own pet dog. One spectacular double gatefold... read more

Jim Arnosky's Wild World

Jim Arnosky

What could be better than a Jim Arnosky gatefold book? How about THREE Jim Arnosky gatefold books all together in one hardcover—with every spectacular gatefold intact? From slithering snakes to soaring birds of prey, and many other fascinating animals along the way, Jim Arnosky's Wild World gives nature-loving kids a life-size view of hundreds of creatures. Jim Arnosky's Wild World includes: W... read more

What could be better than a Jim Arnosky gatefold book? How about THREE Jim Arnosky gatefold books all together in one hardcover—with every spectacular gatefold intact? From slithering snakes to soaring birds of prey, and many other fascinating animals along the way, Jim Arnosky's Wild World gives nature-loving kids a life-size view of hundreds of creatures. Jim Arnosky's Wild World includes: W... read more

Twelve Dancing Unicorns

Alissa Heyman

Once upon a time, a king owned twelve enchanting unicorns that he locked up with golden chains. But every morning, he'd find the beautiful creatures peacefully asleep in their corral—with their chains shattered. Puzzled, he promised a reward to anyone who could reveal the unicorns' secret. With the help of a magic cloak, a little girl sets out to discover the truth . . . and help the special u... read more

Once upon a time, a king owned twelve enchanting unicorns that he locked up with golden chains. But every morning, he'd find the beautiful creatures peacefully asleep in their corral—with their chains shattered. Puzzled, he promised a reward to anyone who could reveal the unicorns' secret. With the help of a magic cloak, a little girl sets out to discover the truth . . . and help the special u... read more

Monster Party!

Annie Bach

Monster's invited—and monster's delighted! Come and join the monster bash. There's spinning and pinning, high-fiving and jiving, and munching, crunching, and buggy-food lunching. But when it all ends, Monster must leave his fun-loving friends. There's crying and sighing—until Monster discovers a happy surprise waiting for him at home. This wacky celebration will be a hit with kids!

Monster's invited—and monster's delighted! Come and join the monster bash. There's spinning and pinning, high-fiving and jiving, and munching, crunching, and buggy-food lunching. But when it all ends, Monster must leave his fun-loving friends. There's crying and sighing—until Monster discovers a happy surprise waiting for him at home. This wacky celebration will be a hit with kids!

How Hippo Says Hello! (Little Traveler Series)

Abigail Samoun

Bonjour, konnichiwa, hola, HELLO! Friendly Hippo takes a trip around the world to seven different countries, and everywhere he goes, he cheerily greets people in their native language. Kids will have fun trying out these simple foreign words, from “namaste” (India) to “privyet” (Russia).

Bonjour, konnichiwa, hola, HELLO! Friendly Hippo takes a trip around the world to seven different countries, and everywhere he goes, he cheerily greets people in their native language. Kids will have fun trying out these simple foreign words, from “namaste” (India) to “privyet” (Russia).

How Gator Says Good-bye! (Little Traveler Series)

Abigail Samoun

How many ways can Gator say “good-bye?” Find out, as he travels from China, Japan, and India, to Egypt, Russia, and France, and finally to Argentina and back home again to San Francisco. It's hard to leave friends, but learning how to bid someone farewell in seven different languages is easy!

How many ways can Gator say “good-bye?” Find out, as he travels from China, Japan, and India, to Egypt, Russia, and France, and finally to Argentina and back home again to San Francisco. It's hard to leave friends, but learning how to bid someone farewell in seven different languages is easy!

How Tiger Says Thank You! (Little Traveler Series)

Abigail Samoun

Spasibo, arigato, shukran, merci! Tiger's taking a trip—and everywhere she goes, from the market in Moscow to a boat on Egypt's Nile River, she says "thank you" to the friendly people she meets. And, as they follow her round the world, children will learn to how to say thanks in seven different languages, too: French, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish. Each “please” word ... read more

Spasibo, arigato, shukran, merci! Tiger's taking a trip—and everywhere she goes, from the market in Moscow to a boat on Egypt's Nile River, she says "thank you" to the friendly people she meets. And, as they follow her round the world, children will learn to how to say thanks in seven different languages, too: French, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish. Each “please” word ... read more

How Penguin Says Please! (Little Traveler Series)

Abigail Samoun

Por favor, s'il vous plaît, ching: this adorable board book teaches preschoolers how to say “please” in seven languages! Join Penguin as she enjoys pastries in France, explores the Hermitage in Russia, sees Mount Fuji in Japan and the Pyramids in Egypt, buys fish in China, sips chai in India, visits relatives in Argentina—and remembers her manners everywhere she goes! Each “please” word is tra... read more

Por favor, s'il vous plaît, ching: this adorable board book teaches preschoolers how to say “please” in seven languages! Join Penguin as she enjoys pastries in France, explores the Hermitage in Russia, sees Mount Fuji in Japan and the Pyramids in Egypt, buys fish in China, sips chai in India, visits relatives in Argentina—and remembers her manners everywhere she goes! Each “please” word is tra... read more

Craft Camp: Over 40 Fun Projects for Kids

When school's out, it's time for camp—craft camp! Kids (and their parents) will love these 40 projects that include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking, and so much more. Create colorful piñatas, eco-friendly mobiles, and up-cycled necklaces, hats, and T-shirts. Boys and girls, and children from 6 to 12, will all find something fun to do! Lots of helpful photographs, and how-to illustr... read more

When school's out, it's time for camp—craft camp! Kids (and their parents) will love these 40 projects that include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking, and so much more. Create colorful piñatas, eco-friendly mobiles, and up-cycled necklaces, hats, and T-shirts. Boys and girls, and children from 6 to 12, will all find something fun to do! Lots of helpful photographs, and how-to illustr... read more

I Love You Near and Far (Snuggle Time Stories)

Marjorie Blain Parker

I love you long distance, across all those miles. Sometimes parents divorce. Sometimes mom or dad is sent overseas to fight. And sometimes cherished members of the family—grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins—live too far away to see every day. This sweet rhyming story, written from the child's point of view, is a love letter to those who may not be geographically near—but remain very close at ... read more

I love you long distance, across all those miles. Sometimes parents divorce. Sometimes mom or dad is sent overseas to fight. And sometimes cherished members of the family—grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins—live too far away to see every day. This sweet rhyming story, written from the child's point of view, is a love letter to those who may not be geographically near—but remain very close at ... read more

Time for a Bath (Snuggle Time Stories)

Phillis Gershator, David Walker

Winter, spring, summer, and fall: In every season kids get dirty, so in every season kids need a bath! Go through the year with little bunny—splashing in puddles, rolling in grass, eating a drippy banana split, and painting pictures. And when there's a mess, it's rub-a-dub-dub from head to toe. This adorable follow-up to Time For a Hug will make bath time fun!

Winter, spring, summer, and fall: In every season kids get dirty, so in every season kids need a bath! Go through the year with little bunny—splashing in puddles, rolling in grass, eating a drippy banana split, and painting pictures. And when there's a mess, it's rub-a-dub-dub from head to toe. This adorable follow-up to Time For a Hug will make bath time fun!

Classic Starts™: The Iliad (Classic Starts™ Series)

Homer

This high interest/low vocabulary retelling of The Iliad introduces young readers to Homer's thrilling epic tale. Set during the siege of Troy, and complete with duels, battles, larger-than-life characters like Achilles, and the famed Greek gods, The Iliad is truly the ultimate adventure story.

This high interest/low vocabulary retelling of The Iliad introduces young readers to Homer's thrilling epic tale. Set during the siege of Troy, and complete with duels, battles, larger-than-life characters like Achilles, and the famed Greek gods, The Iliad is truly the ultimate adventure story.

Classic Starts™: Roman Myths (Classic Starts™ Series)

Diane Namm

Several of the best-loved Roman myths are gathered in this one beautiful abridged collection, from “Romulus and Remus” (which tells how Rome came to be) to “Cupid and Psyche,” “Oedipus and the Sphinx,” and more. For easy reference, there's also a detailed list and family tree of all the important gods and goddesses right at the start.

Several of the best-loved Roman myths are gathered in this one beautiful abridged collection, from “Romulus and Remus” (which tells how Rome came to be) to “Cupid and Psyche,” “Oedipus and the Sphinx,” and more. For easy reference, there's also a detailed list and family tree of all the important gods and goddesses right at the start.

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