Thursday, August 11, 2016

Been busy illustrating for many upcoming children's books, a few coming out later this year (to be announced!). Here is an article illustration for St. Anthony's Messenger Magazine, as well as part of an illustration (one out of 2 spreads) done for Ensign Magazine earlier this year.

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Happy New Year everyone! 

Last Dec. My artwork was up at the annual Giant Robot's Post it Show!! An amazing show this time around....
Below are 4 of my 6 pieces for the show that were up on opening night....(don't know if they are still available, but they may be?!). Currently, the Giant Robot show is selling
the remainder of artwork online at

If you weren't able to make it out, here's your opportunity to buy artwork from some of your favorite artists:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Illustrations for Ensign Magazine

Always enjoy working with Ensign Magazine. 5 illustrations for an article about honesty

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Veggie Times

Did this recently for a Vegetarian Times Magazine article about
forest bathing and all it's benefits, thanks to AD Scott Hyers!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Real Simple and Bully Series

Excited to post that the Bully series I illustrated for Capstone Publishing has come out! A 4 book series on the kid sensitive subject of bullying by various authors.  An important read for teachers and their students as well as parents and their children.

Also illustrated for an article for Real Simple Magazine about parenting, discipline and kids.
Thanks to AD Alexa Speyer!

Teasing Isn't Funny, Sometimes Jokes Aren't Funny, Insults Aren't Funny,
Pushing Isn't Funny

Real Simple Magazine, for an article on parenting and dicipline

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rethinking Schools and Feathered

Here are some recent works - a very relevant cover and full page illustration for Rethinking Schools Magazine - article about preschoolers discussing the different types of love and marriage...and a YA book cover for Kids Can Press - "Feathered" by Deborah Kerbel.
Both out now-- Thanks to ADs Nancy Zucker (Rethinking Schools) and Marie Bartholomew (Kids Can Press)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

NYTimes Book Review 4 Red Bicycle!

Papa Gave Me a Stick has finally come out! Illustrated this kids book for Starbright Books (written by Janice Levy), excited to finally be able to read it!  I'm also showing artwork at the Sun Gallery's Troubled Waters exhibit, until end of May.  Just finished a 1/2 page illustration in the upcoming Liahona Magazine about running the race of "life"- issue will be out soon! 

Also, excited to announce we got a great little review for The Red Bicycle, in the NY Times Book Review! Check it out here:

Happy Mother's day to all:)

Papa Gave Me a Stick, Starbright Books

Liahona Magazine

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Upcoming for 2015!

Just thought I'd announce a slew of upcoming events and news happening in the next few months: 

I had a lot of fun this past month and half speaking to kids about The Red Bicycle and what it's like to be an illustrator at the Sun Gallery's children's book exhibition educational student field trips.  I also have new work is in progress for their Troubled Water's exhibit later in April, an exhibition about the condition of Califorina's drought.

You can find me signing books at the ALA (American Library Association) conference and exhibition in San Francisco for Papa Gave Me a Stick (Starbright Books) this June!

More great reviews out for The Red Bicycle from Booklist and The Horn Book, as well as a great trailer for The Red Bicycle that you can view

This week I'll be speaking to a careers class at Chabot College about being an illustrator, and some tres exciting new happenings will be in progress very soon -in the children's books realm- (though don't think I've dropped completely off the planet in regards to editorial work)...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

SOi57 show and Children's Book Illustrator's Exhibit

Came back from a wintery trip to NY to see the Society of Illustrators 57 annual exhibit, hitting CT and staying in MA the whole time. In awe of all of the artwork that night... I am reminded of how big, diverse, and amazballs the universe truley is. Here are my pieces below:

And if you're in the SF bay area, you can currently view some of my illustrations from The Red Bicycle at the Sun Gallery's 26th Annual Children's Book Illustrator Exhibit (showing between Feb 26th and April 11th). Hooray for kidlit!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Red Bicycle

Got my copies of
The Red Bicycle! I illustrated this for Kids Can Press-written by Jude Isabella (in both English and French)! Excited to see this in person, finally:)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Society of Illustrators 57

Excited to say these three illustrations will be in the Society of Illustrators 57 Annual and show in January. Incredibly thankful to all the judges for uncommissioned work, and see you in NY:)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

paintings and projects

It's been a busy week at the studio....I had a small break of time between sketches of children's books, and took the week to paint, paint, paint...

 Right now this poster above is available on etsy here.

upclose with the koi...

and just a "sneak peak" of something I'm working on for next year...

You can also find me now on ello here.

 Now back to the "grind"... !

Monday, September 29, 2014

Environmental Teaching: Rethinking Schools

I have this illustration in an upcoming book called "A People's Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching About the Environmental Crisis" from Rethinking Schools. Love it when my artwork is used towards education and the environment!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NYTimes Letters: On Raising Children Outside of Marriage

Illustrated for NY Times letters, on the subject of the difficulties of single parenthood (particularly for women struggling economically). I was glad to be asked to illustrate for this conversation, as I have a particular passion about resolving this issue in America. Thanks to Nathan Huang for the assignment!

To view the article, go here.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Children's Book News

Just thought I'd update on the upcoming children's books I've illustrated.. Papa Gave Me a Stick (Starbright Books), and The Red Bicycle (Kids Can Press) will both be coming out Spring of 2015!  

Also on the horizon upcoming books with Macmillan, Capstone and Beach Lane publishers...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fine Cooking Magaine 2014

Illustrated again for the upcoming Fine Cooking Magazine's Food Science section...A colorful article about hot Chiles. Thanks again to Pamela Winn for the assignment!:)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sierra Magazine, The Starving Canvas, and Tumblr!

Did another illustration for the wonderful Sierra Magazine! For an article about the need for equality and diversity in the accessibility of our protected national parks. Thanks to Tracy Cox, AD!

Also, one of my illustrations is featured on bags being sold by The Starving Canvas! You can check out their fb page at the link below:

Also, I started a tumblr image blog here! You can check out some of my favorite illustrations, personal work, and more here:

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cricket Magazine

Illustrated again for Cricket magazine! Illustration is on a lovely poem entitled "Barefoot".  Check it out in the upcoming issue:) 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Harvard Business Review

Just did this illustration for Harvard Business Review, for an article about the World Wildlife Fund changing it's business strategies. Love illustrating anything environmental and/or tied to animals! Thought I'd show some process work here-- sketch ideas next to the final-- thanks to designer Annie Chin for the assignment!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year News and Ensign Magazine

It's 2014! Hope everyone has started their new year off
wonderfully, well rested from the Holidays:).

A lot of happenings here at the studio, a couple children's book projects with
Kids Can Press and Star Bright books in the works, as well as news of new representation for in 2014 from Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency! Excited to work with such a wonderful and established children's book agency (and agent)!...and to see what exciting projects await this year! Hope everyone has a productive and exciting 2014:)!

Here is a recently finished illustration done for Ensign Magazine, about
talking with and getting to know your parents/grandparents:). Thanks to Kimball Bott for the assignment!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

School and Kids

Here are some illustrations that will be in an upcoming UTNE Reader Digest! For one article about an unconventional high school course, and another about an unschooled woman.  Always love having my illustrations used for portraying elements of school and kids:). Thanks to Associate Editor Suzanne Lindgren!