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5 Questions With Elizabeth Baddeley

SCBWILogo_color (1) (1)Last summer we hosted a contest to design a new logo for our chapter. The criteria was simple: include the SCBWI kite and keep it NYC-themed.

We didn’t envy the job of Laurent Linn, Art Director of Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, who was tasked with picking a winner from the pool of incredibly lovely submissions. He ended up choosing a playful design that nods at one of New York’s most recognizable symbols – the Statue Of Liberty.

Get to know our logo contest winner Elizabeth Baddeley in the interview below. She’ll be teaching a hand lettering workshop coming up this November! (more…)

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SCBWI Illustrator’s Intensive

Originally Published: Sep. 9, 2010
by Emily Goodman

On Saturday, July 24, picture book illustrators were treated to an intense and inspiring day of workshops, personal critiques and insider tips from industry professionals that one participant called “revelatory.”

In the morning, participants attended a critique workshop led by either Laurent Linn, art director at Simon & Schuster, or Pat Cummings, illustrator, author, and teacher at Parsons. About half of the participants brought work for critique. (more…)