Kim Gatto

Kim Gatto - Designer

Succasunna, New Jersey

I am an Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Art Director who has worked for Simon and Schuster, Penguin Books and Rizzoli Publishing.

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Overview

My experience ranges from art direction, illustration, book and graphic design, paper engineering, party-ware, gift accessary, party and home-goods design, as well as package design, brochures and branding. I work well independently or as a team member to achieve optimum business results. Lately, I've been working in fine goods and seasonal decor as well as illustrating for children's books. I am interested in finding more projects as a consultant book designer and art director.

Clients Include:
Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books, Kidz Buzz News, Brattle Publishing Group, McGraw Hill Publishing, Benchmark Publishing, Harcourt Publishing, SRA (MMH) Kaleidoscope, William H. Sadlier, Inc., Element llc, Zonderkidz, Schwartz & Wade Books, Running Press Kids, Rizzoli Publishing, Designer Greetings, Berwick/Offray, Christmas Tree Shops and International Playthings.

Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Holiday
Humor & Comedy
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Short Story
Themes & Motifs
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts

Work experience

Art Director, Illustrator and Designer

Self-employed
August, 2008 – Present (about 12 years)

Art Direction, children’s book illustration, book design from idea to finished
product, paper engineering, product, home and gift illustration & design,
brochures, postcards, and branding

Festive Party-ware Art Director and Designer

Glitterwrap
April, 2008 – August, 2008 (4 months)

Oversight of designers, product illustration and design

Package and Product Designer

EK Success - Celebrations Division
May, 2007 – April, 2008 (11 months)

Oversight of designers for Martha Stewart wedding packaging, product illustration, design and packaging design

Associate Art Director and Designer

Simon & Schuster - Little Simon Children’s Book Division
June, 1999 – June, 2007 (about 8 years)

Art Direction, children’s book design from idea to finished product, oversight of illustrators and designers and paper engineering for novelty books

Children's Book Designer

Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
May, 1997 – June, 1999 (about 2 years)

Children’s book design for novelty books in Grosset & Dunlap department

Portfolio (20 selected works)

One Red Dot : A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages(Hardback) - 2005 Edition

David A Carter

A Classic Collectible Pop-Up One Red Dot A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages by David A. Carter "One Red Dot" is a stunning tour de force from David A. Carter, the creator of the bestselling Bugs in a Box(r) books. Each of the ten magnificent pop-up sculptures challenges readers to find the one red dot. From the flip-flop flaps to the whimsical wiggle-wobble widgets, each page is an origina... read more

A Classic Collectible Pop-Up One Red Dot A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages by David A. Carter "One Red Dot" is a stunning tour de force from David A. Carter, the creator of the bestselling Bugs in a Box(r) books. Each of the ten magnificent pop-up sculptures challenges readers to find the one red dot. From the flip-flop flaps to the whimsical wiggle-wobble widgets, each page is an origina... read more

By David A. Carter600 Black Spots: A Pop-up Book for Children of All Ages (Classic Collectible Pop-Up)[Hardcover] September 25, 2007

David A. Carter

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Happy!

Romero Britto

One of today€™s most popular artists brings us a heartfelt and inspiring gift book featuring all the many things in life to be happy about! Romero Britto€™s whimsical artwork is known across the globe. Whether it€™s his monuments and sculptures seen in public installations, his brilliant paintings and portraits hung in museums and private collections, or the marketing campaigns he created for ... read more

One of today€™s most popular artists brings us a heartfelt and inspiring gift book featuring all the many things in life to be happy about! Romero Britto€™s whimsical artwork is known across the globe. Whether it€™s his monuments and sculptures seen in public installations, his brilliant paintings and portraits hung in museums and private collections, or the marketing campaigns he created for ... read more

Okey-Dokey Ding-a-Ling (Lift the Flap Book)

Mike Artell

Okey-Dokey Ding-a-Ling’s ridiculous rhymes are guaranteed to get tongues wiggling and bellies giggling. The silly story offers a surprise with each turn of the page, including animal cameos from waving penguins and smooching frogs to dining dinosaurs and swinging chimpanzees! Rhythmic text and alliteration are perfect for reading aloud, and with lift-the-flap, pull-tab, and pop-up pages, Okey-... read more

Okey-Dokey Ding-a-Ling’s ridiculous rhymes are guaranteed to get tongues wiggling and bellies giggling. The silly story offers a surprise with each turn of the page, including animal cameos from waving penguins and smooching frogs to dining dinosaurs and swinging chimpanzees! Rhythmic text and alliteration are perfect for reading aloud, and with lift-the-flap, pull-tab, and pop-up pages, Okey-... read more

The Bow Tie Book

The perfect adornment for the bookshelves of today’s modern gentleman, The Bow Tie Book is the first illustrated book devoted to the classic menswear accessory. "If you have a swagger, a bow tie can be a badge of courage…The bow is not for the timid of heart…but a beautifully asymmetrical, slightly tousled bow is a perfect look for a romantic nonconformist man of style." —GQ style writer Glenn... read more

The perfect adornment for the bookshelves of today’s modern gentleman, The Bow Tie Book is the first illustrated book devoted to the classic menswear accessory. "If you have a swagger, a bow tie can be a badge of courage…The bow is not for the timid of heart…but a beautifully asymmetrical, slightly tousled bow is a perfect look for a romantic nonconformist man of style." —GQ style writer Glenn... read more

A Garden Of Ordinary Miracles: An Alphabet Book

Robert Zakanitch

A veritable illuminated manuscript cataloging the A to Z of nature’s everyday wonders to create the perfect gift book. More than a master’s-eye view of nature, and infinitely more than a simple illustrated A to Z book, A Garden of Ordinary Miracles catalogues the breathtaking beauty and variety of flowers in full bloom, in glorious hand-drawn illustrations. Anyone who loves nature will be inst... read more

A veritable illuminated manuscript cataloging the A to Z of nature’s everyday wonders to create the perfect gift book. More than a master’s-eye view of nature, and infinitely more than a simple illustrated A to Z book, A Garden of Ordinary Miracles catalogues the breathtaking beauty and variety of flowers in full bloom, in glorious hand-drawn illustrations. Anyone who loves nature will be inst... read more

K Is for Kite: God's Springtime Alphabet

Kathy-jo Wargin

As soft April showers make our hearts sing, let’s find the sweetness of God’s gentle spring. Discover both God’s world and the alphabet through the refreshing newness of springtime experiences. Beautiful illustrations and playful poetry fill this book with everything spring from A to Z. From the first April shower to flying kites and playing in puddles, young readers will delight in the uplift... read more

As soft April showers make our hearts sing, let’s find the sweetness of God’s gentle spring. Discover both God’s world and the alphabet through the refreshing newness of springtime experiences. Beautiful illustrations and playful poetry fill this book with everything spring from A to Z. From the first April shower to flying kites and playing in puddles, young readers will delight in the uplift... read more

My Ballet Bag

Elissa Held

From dance class to the big recital, this interactive book is perfect for aspiring dancers! Complete with a handle and velcro closure, it makes a handy carrying case for the make-believe dance gear inside. In this book are all the things you need to be a prima ballerina! You can: ? touch the sparkly mini-leotard and tights? feel the tulle tutu? remove the paper water bottle, comb, brush, and h... read more

From dance class to the big recital, this interactive book is perfect for aspiring dancers! Complete with a handle and velcro closure, it makes a handy carrying case for the make-believe dance gear inside. In this book are all the things you need to be a prima ballerina! You can: ? touch the sparkly mini-leotard and tights? feel the tulle tutu? remove the paper water bottle, comb, brush, and h... read more

Pepper Goes to School (Pepper plays, pulls, and pops!)

Linda Bleck

Pepper is no ordinary dog, and when he joins Lily at school, he makes show-and-tell worth seeing! Join this lovable pup as his adventures come to life with fun lift-the-flaps, moveable tabs, spinning dials, and a pop-up finale!

Pepper is no ordinary dog, and when he joins Lily at school, he makes show-and-tell worth seeing! Join this lovable pup as his adventures come to life with fun lift-the-flaps, moveable tabs, spinning dials, and a pop-up finale!

Pepper's Valentine Surprise (Pepper Plays, Pulls, and Pops!)

Linda Bleck

With sliding tabs, cool pop-ups, and unique flaps, Pepper makes his way through newspapers, balloons, and piñatas as he helps Lily plan her Valentine's Day party.

With sliding tabs, cool pop-ups, and unique flaps, Pepper makes his way through newspapers, balloons, and piñatas as he helps Lily plan her Valentine's Day party.

Pepper Picks a Pumpkin (Pepper plays, pulls, and pops!)

Linda Bleck

Will Pepper find the perfect pumpkin for Lily, or are there too many other things to do on the pumpkin farm? Pull, peek, and play with Pepper and Lily as they search for the plumpest and most perfect pumpkin ever!

Will Pepper find the perfect pumpkin for Lily, or are there too many other things to do on the pumpkin farm? Pull, peek, and play with Pepper and Lily as they search for the plumpest and most perfect pumpkin ever!

Pepper's Snow Day (Pepper Plays, Pulls, & Pops)

Linda Bleck

Pepper, the lovable pup, makes the most out of his first snowy day by helping his owner, Lily, build a snowman, making a snow angel, spinning on the icy pond, and speeding down the hill on a sled.

Pepper, the lovable pup, makes the most out of his first snowy day by helping his owner, Lily, build a snowman, making a snow angel, spinning on the icy pond, and speeding down the hill on a sled.

Ouch! Bye Bye, Boo-Boos (Vinyl Sticker Book)

Kelli Chipponeri

Ouch!Because everyone gets boo-boos, here are tips on basic first aid and eighty-five vinyl stickers -- so you can take care of them yourself! Pleace these colorful bandages on the boo-booos or on any of the knees, elbows, fingers, or toes in this book that may need a little extra care!

Ouch!Because everyone gets boo-boos, here are tips on basic first aid and eighty-five vinyl stickers -- so you can take care of them yourself! Pleace these colorful bandages on the boo-booos or on any of the knees, elbows, fingers, or toes in this book that may need a little extra care!

Goblin Giggles: A Ghastly Lift-the-Flap Book

Gene Fehler, Robert Harrison

Take a peek at goblin children at play in this amusing, lift-the-flap picture book with bright illustrations and ghoulish surprises for the Halloween season.

Take a peek at goblin children at play in this amusing, lift-the-flap picture book with bright illustrations and ghoulish surprises for the Halloween season.

Hello, Calico!

Karma Wilson

Meet Calico -- a fluffy, puffy, itty-bitty kitten who can't wait to discover the world around her. Follow Calico as she jumps, climbs, and frolics her way through a very adventurous day!

Meet Calico -- a fluffy, puffy, itty-bitty kitten who can't wait to discover the world around her. Follow Calico as she jumps, climbs, and frolics her way through a very adventurous day!

Somebunny Loves Me: A Fuzzy Board Book

Joan Holub

"You're someone's dandy, darling deer. You're someone's lamby-pie. You're someone's monkey doodle-face. You're someone's butterfly." A little bunny celebrates the love that parents and children share. Touch the soft fur on the lovable and adorable animals on each spread, and know that somebunny loves you, too!

"You're someone's dandy, darling deer. You're someone's lamby-pie. You're someone's monkey doodle-face. You're someone's butterfly." A little bunny celebrates the love that parents and children share. Touch the soft fur on the lovable and adorable animals on each spread, and know that somebunny loves you, too!

Baby Cakes

Karma Wilson

This delightful baby game starts with a kiss on the nose and a smooch on the toes and ends with a tight hug night night. Share with your favorite little Baby Cakes. It's the perfect way to end any day.

This delightful baby game starts with a kiss on the nose and a smooch on the toes and ends with a tight hug night night. Share with your favorite little Baby Cakes. It's the perfect way to end any day.

The Jungle Book: A Pop-Up Adventure by Matthew Reinhart (Oct 24 2006)

In this stunning retelling of a phenomenal classic, honor is tested, battles of good over evil are waged, and the importance of family reigns supreme. True to Rudyard Kipling's original story, tree branches literally draw the reader in to this tale of Mowgli the Man Cub exploring the ruins of the Lost City, riding atop thundering elephants, and facing a fierce tiger attack! A must-have for eve... read more

In this stunning retelling of a phenomenal classic, honor is tested, battles of good over evil are waged, and the importance of family reigns supreme. True to Rudyard Kipling's original story, tree branches literally draw the reader in to this tale of Mowgli the Man Cub exploring the ruins of the Lost City, riding atop thundering elephants, and facing a fierce tiger attack! A must-have for eve... read more

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