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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Illustrator and character designer specializing in children's books, fantasy tales and editorial illustration.
Children's book designer/art director. 15+ years UK publishing industry experience . Passion for picture books. Cover and interiors design.