Julia Breckenreid

Julia Breckenreid - Designer

Toronto, ON, Canada

Award winning illustrator, creating images that are conceptual and intuitive.

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Overview

Conceptual and intuitive, Illustrator Julia Breckenreid's images have garnered recognition from many awards annuals and associations; Society of Illustrators (NY), Communication Arts, 3x3, American Illustration, SILA, and in the book "100 Illustrators", as chosen by Steven Heller. Breckenreid's work has also been honoured with a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York.
Clients include; The New York Times, Nautilus, Oprah Magazine, Middlebury, Stanford, More, The Walrus, The Baffler, UCLA, Johns Hopkins… Random House, Penguin, Mondadori, Chronicle Books, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Mud Puppy/Galison... Lots and lots.

Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Classics
Historical Fiction
Literature
Poetry
Science Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • Society of Illustrators of New York 52: Gold Medal
  • Society of Illustrators of New York 55
  • American Illustration, Volumes: 28,31 &35
  • Taschen’s 100 Illustrators: A selection of today’s most successful and important illustrators from around the globe.
  • Taschen’s Illustration NOW! Volume 2
  • 3x3 ProShow Annual No.3
  • Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
  • Lurzer’s Archive: 200 Best Illustrators
  • Communication Arts 52, Award of Excellence

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale

James Atlas

The biographer—so often in the shadows, kibitzing, casting doubt, proving facts—comes to the stage in this funny, poignant, endearing tale of how writers’ live get documented. James Atlas, the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz, takes us back to his own childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to stu... read more

The biographer—so often in the shadows, kibitzing, casting doubt, proving facts—comes to the stage in this funny, poignant, endearing tale of how writers’ live get documented. James Atlas, the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz, takes us back to his own childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to stu... read more

Harmony and Exchange: Toward a Legoic Society

Nick Mehrdad Loghmani, Ramin Jahanbegloo

An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers

Natasha Wing

As a child, Josef Albers loved to watch his handyman father paint houses.When Josef grew up and became an artist, he reduced each image to its simplest shapes, breaking it down into blocks of color. He made an incredible discovery: he could alter the entire mood of a painting just by changing the way he combined the colors! Josef spent his entire life studying color, and what he found revoluti... read more

As a child, Josef Albers loved to watch his handyman father paint houses.When Josef grew up and became an artist, he reduced each image to its simplest shapes, breaking it down into blocks of color. He made an incredible discovery: he could alter the entire mood of a painting just by changing the way he combined the colors! Josef spent his entire life studying color, and what he found revoluti... read more

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