Danette Byatt

Danette Byatt - Designer Tick

Waterloo, ON, Canada

I illustrate children's picture books, middle grade and graphic novels. I'm also an award-winning graphic designer with 7 years experience.

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Overview

Hello! I'm Danette. I have illustrated a children's picture book (under the pen name Anika A Wolf) called "Rock and Roll Woods" for Spork / Clear Fork Publishing and I've been an award-winning graphic designer for over 7 years.

I've worked in-house in a publishing department at Legal Aid BC for over 5 years. There, I designed booklets and a graphic novel (amongst other projects) as well as illustration, which were all non-fiction publications that help low-income people with their legal matters.

I specialize in illustrating whimsical picture books, middle grade, and graphic novels.
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • Graphic Design (College certificate)

Awards

  • Communicator Print + Design - Award of Distinction in 2017 for Leaving Abuse (graphic novel)
  • Communicator Print + Design - Award of Distinction in 2017 for How to Use MyLawBC's Dialogue Tool (instructional video)
  • Communicator Print + Design - Award of Distinction in 2017 for the MyLawBC promotional material
  • Communicator Print + Design - Award of Excellence in 2016 for How can we resolve our family law issues? (infographic)
  • Communicator Print + Design - Award of Excellence in 2016 for All About Mediation (infographic)
  • Communicator Print + Design - Award of Distinction in 2014 for the LSS Corporate Service Plan
  • Communicator Print + Design Award of Distinction in 2014 for the Child Protection Case (booklet)
  • APEX Award of Excellence in 2018 for Parents' Rights, Kids' Rights (booklet)
  • APEX Award of Excellence in 2014 for the LSS Corporate Service Plan

Work experience

Illustrator + Graphic Designer

Self-employed
September, 2011 – Present (over 7 years)

Graphic Design and Illustration services:
- Children's picture book illustration
- Children's picture book design
- Graphic novel illustration
- Graphic novel design
- Editorial illustration
- Book design
...And more graphic design in a variety of formats.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Rock and Roll Woods

Sherry Howard, Anika A Wolf

An appealing, rollicking, and heart-warming read, with an important message in this compelling story of a bear's struggles with the world around him. Kuda is a bit of a grump who doesn't like change. So when he wakes up to find new neighbors and loud, strange noises in his woods, he is not happy. Will his desire to be with his friends overcome his objections to loud sounds? And might Kuda's co... read more

An appealing, rollicking, and heart-warming read, with an important message in this compelling story of a bear's struggles with the world around him. Kuda is a bit of a grump who doesn't like change. So when he wakes up to find new neighbors and loud, strange noises in his woods, he is not happy. Will his desire to be with his friends overcome his objections to loud sounds? And might Kuda's co... read more

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