Last night I had a catered and business card-filled evening working the Pratt Show, an annual event to showcase design grads coming out of Pratt this week! Despite the customary “who got in?” drama, I was really impressed with the final presentation of Communications Design (COMD) picks.
For children’s book illustration, the grads to watch out for are:
Chelsea Greene Lewyta, whose linear+watercolor style looks like it jumped off the cover of an old Harper’s – gone wrong. Love the macabre themes that she explores against the traditional look – reminds me of Trina Shart Hyman’s Little Red Riding Hood.
I thought the most marketable and fun children’s book illustrator was Patricia Raubo. Her characters were expressive and entertaining… so I look forward to seeing them in the pages of a book soon!
For more info and people in the Pratt Show, check out my work blog, Pratt Success.