Hi There. 

I wrote and illustrated a picture book published by Candlewick Press called JABARI JUMPS all about dealing with fear, what it means to be brave, and even a little bit about parenting: will Jabari jump off the diving board, or not?! Get your copy here and find out! Named an "Amazon Best Book of the Year, 2017", JABARI JUMPS is a "Junior Library Guild Selection" and was this year's Rhode Island submission for the National Book Festival in Washington, DC.

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I spend my days working from home, as my brilliant husband codes furiously at MojoTech, our human offspring toddle/zoom around, and their older, feline siblings keep us all in line. After graduating from Pratt Institute, I worked on a variety of projects {–including producing a film festival, animating cartoons for network television and film, and working on a documentary–} that gradually led me back to one of my first loves: illustration. 

Most of my pieces start with good ol’ pencil and paper, and are then finished digitally. I approach each project like an intricate puzzle made up of many, and ever-shifting, pieces: Who’s the audience? How can I make this visually exciting? What does the client want?– It’s a trick to get all the moving parts to fit. But it’s a process I love. My work has been featured online, in interactive games, on assorted products, in films, as murals, and in various forms of print.

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Currently, I'm working on: several picture books, a middle grade novel, various surface design collections, & making websites for writers! (Need a site? Go right here!)

 

Featured In:

  • Swiss Miss
  • Uppercase Magazine Work/Life
  • LMNOP
  • Miss Modish
  • Today Show
  • EW.com Entertainment Weekly
  • Providence Journal
  • Cool Mom Picks
  • Ruffled blog
  • Oh So Beautiful Paper
  • Apartment Therapy
  • Lolalina
  • Oh My Handmade Goodness
  • Pika Package Project

Of Note:

  • JABARI JUMPS was featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, People Magazine and others...
  • JABARI JUMPS: Amazon #1 New Release, an "Amazon Best Book of The Year, 2017"
  • Semifinalist in the P&B Textiles and Pattern Observer 2015 Textile Design Competition!
  • Elk print was selected through Minted to be sold at West Elm! 
  • Faculty at the NESCBWI Conference teaching “7 Animation Techniques Every Illustrator Should Steal” workshop. 
  • 2017 marks the fourteenth anniversary of drawing Oscar nominee portraits for Eleni’s Bakery in New York City! Click here to see a few of my favorites.
 

Wanna work together?