Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Nora Thompson

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Pennsylvania: West
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: < 500 miles
Skype Visit: No
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Nora has been getting in trouble for her art since she learned how to sign her name. She is an illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist, and has been illustrating professionally since 1991, including working for six years at a daily newspaper as an editorial illustrator and graphic artist. Affiliations include the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators where she is Illustration Coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

Presentation Description:

Grades 6-12: Schools, teachers, parents, art and design students, art clubs

Nora Thompson is an illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist, and can gear her presentation toward any aspect of these fields. She can discuss the process of taking a job from self-promotion to publication, and bring plenty of visual aids (books, tearsheets, sketchbooks, postcards, websites, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) to focus on whatever might be of interest.