Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Erin Nowak

Illustrator and Writer

Region: New York: West/Central Upstate
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Erin McKenna Nowak, has been voraciously reading and creating art since she was a little girl. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a focus on graphic design and printmaking from Alfred University in 1995. Working in New York City, Chicago, and Providence, RI, Erin 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. Erin lives with her husband and three kids who love to give her constructive criticism whether she asks for it or not. She can usually 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.