“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.”
Fanny and Alexander
The Red ShoesBlack Narcissus
On Doing Nothing
Nicole is the Creative Director of Catapult and Counterpoint Press 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.
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