Role of The Art Director in Creating Picture Books

In this webinar, Penguin Random House Art Director Rachael Cole shares:

  • What do art directors do?
  • The role of the art director in making picture books
  • Before and after examples
  • How her "day job" influences her own writing
  • Plus, Rachael will answer your questions.

Your Instructor

Rachael Cole
Rachael Cole

Rachael Cole is a picture book author, artist, and art director for Penguin Random House.

MOUSIE, I WILL READ TO YOU, illustrated by Melissa Crowton, is now available.

CITY MOON, illustrated by Blanca Goméz, won an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer's Honor, was selected as a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and was called "Wonder-filled and delightful" in a Kirkus starred review.

Co-author of LADIES DRAWING NIGHT with Leah Goren and Julia Rothman. You can take our skillshare class here.

I daylight as the art director for Schwartz & Wade Books, a children's book imprint within Random House Children's Books.

I'm active in the illustration community, having served on the board of ICON7 (The Illustration Conference), and the American Illustration and The Society of Illustrators juries, and has taught courses at the School of Visual Arts, and Society of Illustrators.

I live in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with my husband and son. You can find us underneath our favorite tree, "Harry," in the park on the weekends.

Course Curriculum

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