ABOUT KRISTEN SCHWARTZ

I have been illustrating and designing professionally for over 27 years and designing websites for 10. Before I settled into my current illustration, book and web design combo, I worked for a graphics imprinting company, a newspaper and an advertising agency. As a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, my projects have included book design and layout, botanical book illustration, event and company branding and collateral material in all forms - including digital. It has all given me a solid foundation for everything I do today.



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ILLUSTRATION SPECIALTIES
People, Cultural, Fantastical, Botanical, Natural
Colored Pencil, Airbrush, Graphite, Pen & Ink

PUBLISHED BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS
When Technology Fails - Edible Plants

Medicine From the Mountains: Medicinal Plants of the Sierra Nevada -
Illustrations, design, layout, and production.

MEMBER SCBWI
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

2011 North Central California LA Conference Grant recipient
2009 Mentee chosen to work with Yuyi Morales
through Nevada SCBWI

EDUCATION
Oh really - this is such a long time ago...
Otis Parsons College of Art and Design
San Diego State University
San Diego Airbrush Academy
East/West School of Herbology
Life - ongoing