Liz is an author, illustrator, and prolific product designer. Her illustration, writing and design are best suited for children, although they often are just as appropriate for grown-ups who refuse to grow up. She has a BFA in Illustration (with a concentration in animation) from The Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works from her home studio in Scituate, Rhode Island, which she shares with her husband Eric (also a designer) and their three girls. You will usually find her there working on any number of publishing and product design projects.
Her consistently top-selling toy and home goods products turn up in specialty stores across the country and beyond, and have appeared in national magazines like Oprah’s O at Home, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and Family Fun. They have also been featured on television shows like The Today Show and HGTV’s “I Want That!”series. Liz is familiar with all types of manufacturing processes and materials, so not only do her products look great and have customer appeal, but they fall comfortably within a client’s budget and needs.
Liz’s writing and illustration is aimed at the youngest children, with an emphasis on board books and interactive novelty formats of all types. She illustrates using a combination of hand-drawn linework and patterns that are then digitally colored and enhanced using Mac programs, especially Photoshop. Artwork is supplied in digital form and is camera ready. Clients include Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, and Golden Books. Her pop-up book entitled What Kind of Rabbit Are You? was published by Little Simon in 2008. She is also a monthly contributing illustrator to Highlights High Five magazine.
Liz is represented as an author and illustrator in the children’s trade book field by Anna Webman at Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Success in several fields requires a keen interest in market trends. Liz makes a point to always be in tune with what the market has to offer and what it seems to want. She feels it’s always important to stay one step ahead of current trends when creating new items for any genre of product.
Images below represent bits and pieces of collections available for licensing. Her licensing art is aimed at the children’s market and is suitable for paper goods, fabric, toys and games, and whatever you decide they can be. Contact Liz for more information.