FEATURED ILLUSTRATORS

Susan Bierlein

Susan Bierlein has been working as a professional illustrator and designer for the past twenty-five years, and has contributed to a variety of publishing products throughout her career. Susan received a B.S. in education from Ball State University (hence the love for children?s publications) and studied illustration and design at Columbus College of Art and Design. Her portfolio includes both traditional (dyes) and digital (Illustrator/CS6) illustrations. Her pieces are humorous and cartoon-like. Susan has produced work for McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Harcourt, among other large publishing companies. View Portfolio

Susie Loow

Susie Loow is a professional architect with interest in art and illustration. Her works are mostly inspired by ideas, contemplation and imagination of vast scenes. She portrays a story which is influential in executing the direction and composition of the layout. Ideas are mostly whimsical, dark and moody and sometimes thoughtful with various underlying themes, including space, romance and fantasy.Most of the illustrations are an intriguing combination of text and imagery which supports each other to deliver a message. Setting, colors and gestures are also composed to create a unique spatial experience. In architecture, her work illustrates a spatial experience which helps narrate the project. She enjoys doodling, painting, collage and Photoshop. She currently lives between Jakarta and Singapore. She was a finalist in the 2007-2009 JAD International Competition, Seoul - Korea. View Portfolio

Suzy Canter

Suzy Canter, artist, children's book illustrator, filmmaker, animator, mother, wife and winemaker, is an alumni of the Pratt Institute in NYC and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators. Suzy's colorful, whimsical paintings have been used for children's books published by Little Brown and Co, Warner Juvenile Books and Viking Children's Books. Suzy's commissioned mural "The Journey of the Salmon" is part of the permanent collection in the Anchorage Children's Science Museum and illustrations from her children's book "Dr. Cat" are part of the Zimmerlli Children's Museum's permanent collection under the name Suzy Mandel Canter. Suzy has successfully created and designed an impressive array of artistic items including greeting cards, coloring books,stickers and calendars. Her glass sculptures and jewelry have been sold and displayed in stores and galleries throughout NYC, as well as being part of exhibitions at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the East Village Designer's Group. Suzy is a celebrated filmmaker and animator, most notably known for winning a Telly in 2008 for the biography of her father, Saul Mandel. www.theartofsaulmandel.com Suzy has lectured and assisted teaching visual art at the Pacific New Media University of Hawaii and she created a series of vinyl sculptures that were used in the set design for Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin's "Dances We Dance" Modern Dance Company, which remain part of the company's permanent collection. Suzy is currently working on a series of children's books in her trademark, vibrant, colorful style using watercolors. View Portfolio

Tiana Dauwalter

Tiana is a children's book illustrator from a small town in southwestern Minnesota. She loves living on her hobby farm in the country, loves animals, going to the lake and finding treasures at flea markets. She is an alumni of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Her work has realistic whimsy and is children's book focused with expressive characters. View Portfolio