scbwi oregon chapter - newsletter art direction and layout design

The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is a world-wide organization supporting the creation and availability of quality children's books around the world. As a member, I have benefitted enormously from their conferences and extensive network of industry professionals. In 2016, I became the newsletter art and layout editor for the Oregon chapter of the SCBWI, and did a complete redesign of the bimonthly publication. I focused on modernizing the design, without losing the timeless quality of the children's lit world. I rewrote the style guide and created grid templates for the different sections. I also focused on outreach to Oregon illustrators who are members of the SCBWI and solicited artwork from them. As an internal publication, this newsletter offers a low-pressure place for artists and writers to show their work and ease into the industry.