Kim Gatto

Kim Gatto – Designer

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


My experience ranges from art direction, illustration, book and graphic design, paper engineering, party-ware, gift accessory 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.

Comics & Graphic Novels Middle Grade Picture Books Themes & Motifs

Work experience


Aug, 2008 — Present

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


Apr, 2008 — Aug, 2008 (4 months)

Oversight of designers, product illustration and design

EK Success - Celebrations Division

May, 2007 — Apr, 2008 (11 months)

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

Simon & Schuster - Little Simon Children’s Book Division

Jun, 1999 — Jun, 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

Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers

May, 1997 — Jun, 1999 (about 2 years)

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


"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 e... read more
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!
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.
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!
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 eve... 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 ... 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…b... 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 swing... read more

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 ... 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 sculptu... read more

Kim has 2 reviews





Jason S.

Jason S.

Aug, 2021

Kim is an AMAZING illustrator! Not only is she an incredible artist, but she is extremely collaborative and adds her creative perspective to truly bring the story to life. I honestly felt like the universe connected us on this project - that's how amazing the experience was for me. Kim captured every emotion I expressed in my writing and helped give my story life! I would choose her again a...
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Jillian M.

Jillian M.

Jun, 2021

Kim was the perfect illustrator for my children’s book. Her work is exceptional and she was punctual on all of her work. I’m using her on my next project!

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