Nicole Caputo

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Nicole is the Creative Director of Counterpoint Press, the Art Director of Catapult, and the co-founder of She Designs Books, an organization that celebrates women in book design. She was formerly VP, Creative Director at Hachette Book Group. 

Awards include a  Silver Cube from the Art Director's Club/The  One Show for Creativity, Communication Arts, Type Director's Club, AIGA/NY, HOW International Design, PRINT Regional Design, the New York Book Show, the National Gold Ink Awards, London International Creative Competition, STEP Design Magazine, and the Publishing Professionals Network.

Instagram: @nlcaputo Twitter: @NLcaputo

Stories

Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Sirin Thada
Stirring Ideas to Life: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for May

By leaving her job as a lawyer and taking a leap of faith to become a full-time illustrator, Sirin Thada says, “I was finally honoring a part of me that had been there all along.”

May 31, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Meryl Rowin
As an artist, “it’s important to make time for friends and sunshine.”: Meryl Rowin, Catapult Artist for April

“In college, I think there was this idea floating around that a real illustrator worked all night—and if they weren’t, they were half ass-ing it. [Now,] I like to give my brain some time to absorb and to rest in equal measure.”

May 03, 2019
Cover Photo: Flexibility, Distillation, and Immersion: Ellen Weinstein, Catapult Artist for March by Nicole Caputo
Cover Photo: Photograph by Evan Schreiber
“Whatever you want to make, just make it.”: Anja Slibar, Catapult Artist for February

“Don’t focus on what’s popular; focus on what’s there for you to try.”

Mar 01, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Elizabeth Haidle
Art as Therapy and Benign Vengeance: Elizabeth Haidle, Catapult Artist for January

“I’ve wrapped my business model around my kiddo and his schedule and changing needs. That has been a decision I’ve never regretted.”

Feb 01, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Hanna Barczyk
“There is No Other Way to Be”: Hanna Barczyk, Catapult Artist for December

“Conveying emotions, narratives, stories. This, I believe, is at the core of all art.”

Dec 20, 2018
Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Isabelle Laureta
Finding Confidence and Growth Through Art: Isabelle Laureta, Catapult Artist for November

“Art is able to go straight to a person’s very core—a place other channels simply cannot reach.”

Nov 30, 2018
Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Brian Rea
On Art, Audience, and Activism: Brian Rea, Catapult’s October Artist

“If I see the sun come up once in a while, it makes me feel good, like I accomplished something no one else did.”

Oct 25, 2018