Thinking Visually: The Illustrator as Illuminator

Kristen Nobles, Art Director, Charlesbridge

The origin of the word illustrate includes wonderful synonyms such as illuminate, make clear, give glory. What great phrases to explain the illustrator’s role in children’s books! As an art director, I work with illustrators to shed light on emotion, clarify story, and ultimately deliver glorious images. I’ll exemplify the elements of excellent book illustration including (but not limited to) pacing, character, and style; and share our process of pairing an illustrator to a text.

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