I began this position in mid-March. I currently design characters and mascots for Paint With Diamonds, as well as assist in product packaging and illustrating for product materials and advertisement. I give the characters and assets a childlike feel to bring a sense of nostalgia and joy in customers.
I worked with a client to provide character designs and scene explorations according to her descriptions. While she has decided on another illustrator, she was grateful for my work and my enthusiasm.
I was the lead children's book illustrator for a short series of picture books Kristi Grigsby wrote, my assigned book being Sophie and the Airplane. I not only communicated efficiently with Kristi about her expectations for my illustrations, but I regularly engaged in conference calls with her and the other two illustrators working on other books, and helped guide them and make decisions for the illustration process. I also formatted the books and created a template for the other two illustrators to use.
At the time, Ringling offered an extracurricular project for students to participate in a collaborative children's book. For this, I frequently met with the staff in charge of the project to review my progress and make any necessary changes. I met deadlines and worked with other students, bouncing ideas off each other and working together to create a cohesive and exciting picture book.
Welcome to STEM Girls Books, the award-winning picture book series inspired by women in STEM that introduces little girls to the big possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ABOUT SOPHIE AND THE AIRPLANE - Winner of the 2018 Book Excellence Award for Best Children's Inspirational/Motivational Book - Winner of the 2017 New Apple Award, Official Selection in the Childre... read more
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Children's Book Illustrator with trade and educational publishing experience. Quirky style perfect for fun picture books and chapter books.
Professional illustrator, with over 20 years of experience, passionate about comic book and children's book illustration.