Trust the Process: Linsday Stripling, Catapult Artist of July
I think what I love about illustration is that there are so many ways to challenge myself.
As part of our Catapult Artist program, Nicole Caputo, Catapult’s creative director, sits with July’s #CatapultArtist for a conversation on art, creativity, and the artist’s life.
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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