• Armed with a BFA in graphic design and printmaking from Alfred University, Erin McKenna Nowak has been everything from a children’s book designer to a magazine art director. She currently works as a freelance designer and illustrator, residing in Syracuse, NY where it snows for at least 3/4 of the year. Living with her husband and three kids who love to give her constructive criticism (whether she asks for it or not), Erin can be found in her studio, working to the latest K-pop tunes and trying to remember to dip her paintbrush in water rather than her coffee mug.


  • With a style that blends traditional drawing and painting with digital flair, Erin enjoys giving visual life to stories for both children and adults. Collaging words and pictures to create deep and detailed characters, as well as highly narrative settings, Erin endeavors to immerse readers in stories, opening new worlds for them.