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Natalie Nelson

Natalie Nelson - Designer

Atlanta, GA, United States

I specialize in mixed media to create compelling and head-turning designs for editorial work and picture books.

Overview

I've worked with editors and publications of various sizes to produce eye-catching, conceptual illustrations, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Esquire, Eater, and more. I love collaborating with insightful, talented authors to create images to complement and enhance their already brilliant work.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Humor & Comedy Poetry Short Story

Awards

  • American Illustration 33, Chosen Winner
  • American Illustration 32, Chosen Winner
  • Uppercase Magazine New Illustration Talent

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

I work with art directors at top magazines, newspapers, and publications to produce thoughtful illustrations for a variety of articles and written works.
My first picture book, THE KING OF THE BIRDS, was published by the esteemed Groundwood Books in September 2016. My second picture book, UNCLE HOLLAND, publishes April 2017 with Groundwood Books as well.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The King of the Birds

Acree Graham Macam

In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail. The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage — she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade — all to no avail.Then she finally ... read more

In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail. The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage — she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade — all to no avail.Then she finally ... read more

Uncle Holland

JonArno Lawson

When Holland is arrested for the thirty-seventh time for stealing beautiful things, he must make a very difficult decision. A police officer says that he must either go to jail or become a soldier. He chooses to join the army and is sent south, where he finds himself surrounded by beautiful things: palm trees, parrots, flowers and big blue waves and fish!Holland starts painting pictures of the... read more

When Holland is arrested for the thirty-seventh time for stealing beautiful things, he must make a very difficult decision. A police officer says that he must either go to jail or become a soldier. He chooses to join the army and is sent south, where he finds himself surrounded by beautiful things: palm trees, parrots, flowers and big blue waves and fish!Holland starts painting pictures of the... read more

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