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“Look at everything!”: Celia Jacobs, Catapult Artist of September 2019
Learning to apply my curiosity wherever it’s needed has made my illustration career more fun and maybe more successful, too.
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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“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.”
“It’s important to make time for friends and sunshine.”: Meryl Rowin, Catapult Artist for April 2019
“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.”
Make What You Love and You Will Be Found: Sarah Robbins, Catapult Artist for June 2019
“‘Illustrator’ is just the easiest catch-all for many jobs—which again, I’m rather restless so it’s worked out great that I never get bored!”