ABOUT ERIN NOWAK

  • I’m a New York based designer and illustrator who has been creating art since I was a little girl. I have a BFA with a focus in graphic design and printmaking from Alfred University, and have worked in New York City; Chicago; Providence, RI; and now Syracuse, NY. I’ve been everything from a children’s book designer, to the art director of several medical magazines. My passion is illustrating for children. I currently reside in Syracuse, with my husband and three inspiring kids.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • With a whimsical approach to color, and using a fresh and layered watercolor style, I enjoy bringing stories to life in creative and unusual ways. I enjoy creating characters with depth and detail, and settings that make readers feel immersed in the book. I excel at using visuals to interpret the narrative and move stories forward. I can’t think of anything I love more than words and pictures working in concert together to present and resolve new and unique ideas, and open new worlds for readers.