Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Hanna Barczyk
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.”

As part of our Catapult Artist program, Nicole Caputo, Catapults 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.

Illustration by Hanna Barczyk for Catapult, as featured in Nahida Nisa's "How to Love a Rabbit"

Photograph courtesy of Hanna Barczyk

Illustration by Hanna Barczyk for Catapult, as featured in Bryan Washington's "The Case Against Making a City 'Beautiful'"

Illustration by Hanna Barczyk for Catapult, as featured in Addie Liechty's "Finding My Place in Ritual and Love as a Queer Mennonite"

FashionThe Walrus

Photograph courtesy of Hanna Barczyk

Photograph courtesy of Hannah Barczyk

Illustration by Hanna Barczyk for Catapult, as featured in Veronica Walsingham's "How Human Kindness Helps Us Weather the Storms"


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 the One Show, Communication Arts, Type Director's Club, Art 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