WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF ART, DESIGN, AND BOOKS.
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JOY illustration/design: Fetzer Institute holiday card.
AS A FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR, I create digital and print communications for the nonprofit sector and various creative agencies.
I’m also a published AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR of children’s books. Privileged to inhabit this world of unbridled creativity, I write and illustrate picture books with heart and humor. Oftentimes, I can be found on my back porch, doodling inky things on my iPad—for kids and adults (see Gary the Worm).
I constantly explore different ways of achieving my art goals through traditional and digital media. (A personal goal: create an ink and watercolor journal while traveling in Europe.)
With art for design projects, I tell stories by illustrating concepts. And I create balance and interest through my use of color, typography, and white space.
In my children’s art, I tell visual stories with warmth and connection via expressive line and/or texture, and through characters’ facial expressions and body language.
Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to tell stories together!
Current design clients include: the Fetzer Institute, Neimand Collaborative, and others. Current book publishers include: NorthSouth Books (CHICK CHAT, Bynum, 2021) and Feiwel and Friends/MacMillan (SLOTH IS NOT A BABY!, Buchet/Bynum, 2024).
Please get in touch to discuss possible professional creative projects, to schedule speaking engagements, or for media inquiries. I look forward to connecting! (Publishers: Please contact Erzsi Deàk with Hen & Ink Literary, Erzsi@henandink.com.)