Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Meryl Rowin
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.”

Eat Joy

Illustration by Meryl Rowin for Catapult; as featured in Tenley Lozano's "Less Than 1% of Military Divers are Women—I Was One of Them"

Photograph courtesy of Meryl Rowin

Photograph courtesy of Meryl Rowin

We are so excited about your work on the upcoming book from Catapult—Eat Joy, edited by Natalie Eve Garrett. Can you tell us a bit about any unique challenges/joys that presented themselves during that project?

Eat Joy

Photograph courtesy of Meryl Rowin

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Illustration by Meryl Rowin for Catapult; as featured in Sari Botton's "The Summer I Became a Thief"

Eat Joy

Illustration by Meryl Rowin for Catapult; as featured in Dominica Phetteplace's "The Cost of Dehaunting"


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.

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