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“Refrain yourself from throwing things away. Even if you think you’re going nowhere with what you’re creating.”
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On Doing Nothing
Nicole is the Creative Director of Catapult and Counterpoint Press and the co-founder of She Designs Books, an organization that celebrates women in book design. She was formerly VP, Creative Director at Hachette Book Group.
Awards include a Silver Cube from the Art Director's Club/The One Show for Creativity, Communication Arts, Type Director's Club, AIGA/NY, HOW International Design, PRINT Regional Design, the New York Book Show, the National Gold Ink Awards, London International Creative Competition, STEP Design Magazine, and the Publishing Professionals Network.
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Learning to apply my curiosity wherever it’s needed has made my illustration career more fun and maybe more successful, too.
“Working for myself is all about balance. Although illustration is my career and passion, I still need to have a life outside of art-making.”
I think what I love about illustration is that there are so many ways to challenge myself.
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“Conveying emotions, narratives, stories. This, I believe, is at the core of all art.”
“Don’t focus on what’s popular; focus on what’s there for you to try.”
As an artist, “it’s important to make time for friends and sunshine.”: Meryl Rowin, Catapult Artist for April
“In college, I think there was this idea floating around that a real illustrator worked all night—and if they weren’t, they were half ass-ing it. [Now,] I like to give my brain some time to absorb and to rest in equal measure.”