Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Conference faculty profile: Kristen Nobles

Kristen Nobles, art director at Candlewick Press.

Kristen Nobles joined Candlewick Press as Art Director in 2004. As an art director, she has worked with award-winning illustrators Leslie Patricelli, Sophie Blackall, Yuyi Morales, John Rocco, Matt Myers, Ed Young, and Carson Ellis. Kristen loves a strong character, a unique style or retro look made new again, and looks for a new spin on traditional themes in children’s books. Before returning to the East Coast, Kristen was a senior designer at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Her passion for children's books has been passed down from her mother, an elementary school teacher, and her grandmother, a librarian.

Twitter: @Kristen_Nobles

Interviews: Children's Illustrators (2012), My Daytime Drama (2011)

Kristen's conference schedule:

–Saturday,  8:30–9:15am
Editor/Agent/Art Director panel

–Saturday, 10:20–11:20am
Breakout session 1-C, "The Illustrator As Illuminator"

–Saturday, 2:20–3:20pm
Breakout session 3-C, "Nice to Visually Meet You"

–Sunday, 1:30–4:50pm
Art Director Intensive, "Illustrator Be Nimble"

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