Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Karen Wolcott


Region: Nebraska
Skype Visit: No
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile

I specialize in children's book illustrations. Some of my clients include American Girl Inc., Flower Girl World, Highlights, Mattel, Random House, Pearson Learning, Parragon Books, and Scholastic. I recently created the illustrations for Curlee Girlee which was featured in the Grammy and Academy Awards gift bags. My finished illustrations are digital but they all begin with a sharpened pencil and paper. Before becoming a full-time illustrator, I refined my skills as a photo editor and stylist, graphic designer and art director in Los Angeles and Cleveland. I stay inspired by building massive train configurations with my children, coloring with crayons, jamming on my vintage Pearl Export drums, and wandering the children's book section. I currently live under the big puffy clouds of Nebraska.