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“There is No Other Way to Be”: Hanna Barczyk, Catapult Artist for December 2018
“Conveying emotions, narratives, stories. This, I believe, is at the core of all art.”
As part of our Catapult Artist program, Nicole Caputo, Catapult’s art director, sits with December’s #CatapultArtist for a conversation on art, creativity, and the artist’s life.
’s work can often be found in the pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times—and now Catapult. Find more of her work on Instagram @hannabarczyk.
Nicole is the Creative Director of Catapult, Counterpoint Press and Soft Skull Press. She is also 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.
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“How am I telling the story, and how am I representing the people in that story?”: Sara Wong, Catapult Artist for December 2019
“It’s not enough to consider the content—how am I presenting the content?”
The Challenges of Distilling Metaphor into Art: Kim Salt, Catapult Artist for November 2019
“Always meet your deadlines, do good work, and be easy to get along with.”
“Self-belief gets you quite far as an illustrator”: Hannah Lock, Catapult Artist for October 2019
“Refrain yourself from throwing things away. Even if you think you’re going nowhere with what you’re creating.”
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Art as Therapy and Benign Vengeance: Elizabeth Haidle, Catapult Artist for January 2019
“I’ve wrapped my business model around my kiddo and his schedule and changing needs. That has been a decision I’ve never regretted.”
Stirring Ideas to Life: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for May 2019
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.”
“Be mindful of what you consume visually every day.”: Monica Ahanonu, Catapult Artist for April 2020
“I try and represent many types of beauty to show that everyone is beautiful in their own way.”