Originally from Baltimore, MD, Kristin discovered very early on that she wanted to be an artist. She often visited the Smithsonian with her parents and loved making paper dolls, homemade cards and board games. She went on to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where she graduated with highest honors, earning a BFA in Illustration and minor in Fashion Design, and received the award for Excellence in Illustration.|
Kristin specializes in illustrating for children in both traditional and digital medias. Early in her career she co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, a digital color house that catered to the comic book industry, and later ventured into animated property development, stationery design, textile design, editorial, advertising, and fashion illustration. Her work has appeared in children's books, dozens of comic books, magazines, stationery, party products, off-Broadway posters, websites, clothing hang tags, and her mom's birthday cards. Kristin resides in New York with her daughter and their dog.
Shown below are Kristin's most recent projects, I Can Say No by Jenny Simmons (National Center for Youth Issues), Everyone Belongs by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Loyola Pr), LAK6 pinup for DMC #1.5, Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero by Nancy Loewen (Nonfiction Picture Books), No Dogs Allowed! by Linda Ashman (Sterling)(selected to be a part of the prestigious Society of Illustrators' 2012 Original Art Show), All Four Seasons Mag Figure, Horses 42 Piece Puzzle & Colour Me Puzzle - At the Ballet from Mudpuppy. World Kids Tower Puzzle by Crocodile Creek, King o' the Cats by Aaron Shepard (Atheneum Books for Young Readers), My Friend Has ADHD, My Friend Has Autism, My Friend Has Autism & My Friend Has Down Syndrome all written by Amanda Doering Tourville (Picture Window Books+). Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub (Putnam), and Beach Day! written by Anahid Hamparian (Marshall Cavendish).
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