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.”
Parable of the Sower
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?”
“Refrain yourself from throwing things away. Even if you think you’re going nowhere with what you’re creating.”
Learning to apply my curiosity wherever it’s needed has made my illustration career more fun and maybe more successful, too.
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“Art is able to go straight to a person’s very core—a place other channels simply cannot reach.”
Filling that blank space is a mix of excitement and agony.
“Working for myself is all about balance. Although illustration is my career and passion, I still need to have a life outside of art-making.”