SCBWI Israel Illustrator of the Month

All our featured illustrators!

Rani Bar Segev
Sari Eran Herskovitz
Author, Illustrator
Shalhevetya Zis
Sophia Vincent Guy
Author, Illustrator
Varda Livney
Author, Illustrator
Libi Axelrod
Author, Illustrator

February 2024 - Rani Bar Segev

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Meet Rani!

Rani Bar-Segev is a writer and illustrator based in Miami. While primarily a digital artist, she occasionally incorporates traditional methods into her work. Her art has been featured in exhibitions and studios in Miami and children's books. Rani's true passion lies in writing and illustrating her own ideas, aimed at both children and adults. Contact her at Ranibarsegev@gmail.com.

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January 2024 - Sari Eran-Herskovitz


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Meet Sari!

Sari Eran-Herskovitz is an artist and art therapist. She paints using watercolor, ink and digital media, and says she's inspired by people around her, animals, music and dance. She hopes her art will leave viewers with the space to dive into, imagine, and create their own stories. She believes in the ability of art to connect people, and loves creative collaborations between different art forms. Besides illustrating, she enjoys improvising in music and dance. Get in touch with her at: sarieran@gmail.com

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December 2023 - Shalhevetya Zis

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Meet Shalhevetya!

Shalhevetya Zis illustrates children's books, cards and games, magazines, textbooks; she also creates classic animation, designs household items, teaches drawing and more. Shalhevetya says, "I create from the heart and soul, and adapt each project to the perfect style for the type of content." She uses a range of techniques including digital painting, water colors, ink, acrylic, and colored pencils and is always looking to expand her repertoire of media and techniques. With a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary art and graphic design and a background in classical animation studies at the Israel College of Animation, she's constantly looking to learn and expand her skills. Visit Shalhevetya at https://www.shalhevetya-illustration.com/

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October 2023 - Sophia Vincent Guy

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Meet Sophia!

Sophia Vincent Guy is a published illustrator and a pattern designer with a background in architecture. Since 2015 she has drawn a series of holiday guides for PJ Library including A PJ Library Family Haggadah. She developed all the initial patterns for the designer playmat company House of Noa, and worked on a number of self published books. Her illustrations have been published by Ten Speed Press in 2021, Busy Hands Books in 2022 and Candlewick Press due in Spring 2024. Sophia works both digitally and traditionally drawing details in watercolour, pencil and ink. She is represented by Danielle Svetcov from Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary Agency. Come visit her on Instagram @sophia_vincent_guy and on her website www.sophiavincentguy.com.

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September 2023 - Varda Livney

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Meet Varda!

Varda Livney grew up in the United States and now lives with her family on Kibbutz Gezer, between the baseball field and the dairy barn. She can hear the crack of the bat and smell the cows while she draws. She has illustrated and authored a number of children's books.

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June 2023 - Libi Axelrod

May 2023 - Timna Green