Photo and video by  Serena Creative

Photo and video by Serena Creative

Hi, all!  I’m a New York/ New Jersey girl living in Burbank, California with my husband and 3 kids. I’ve worked professionally as a production designer for 14 years, most notably as a senior designer and sculptor at the Macy’s Parade Studio from 1999 to 2011.
I met my husband while prop building and art directing on the preschool TV show Blues Clues, and I still have a soft spot for shows that spark kids' imaginations and get them excited to learn.  (That said, I can also identify all four Ninja Turtles by their weaponry. Hey! I do have 3 kids. Don’t judge.)
 I’m an active member of SCBWI, a winner of the "Professional's Choice" at the SCBWILA Illustrator's day in 2015 , and a graduate of the illustration department at RISD ('98).

My first book "The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza" will be published by ABRAMS Children's in the fall of 2017.

For all things picture book I am agented by the fabulous Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency.

 

I was so unbelievably honored to be featured in this beautiful piece by Serena Creative.

I got to speak with Katie Ward of "The Enthusiasm Enthusiast" about making art for a living, the Wompananny Witches, and my constant anxiety over my kids activities! Have a listen!