Hi There. 

I wrote and illustrated a picture book called JABARI JUMPS about a little kid who's scared to jump off the diving board. (You can read more about it here. Or even better, pre-order it here!) It's coming out May 9th from Candlewick Press.

I spend my days working from home, as my brilliant husband codes furiously in the next room, 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:

  • 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?