I'm excited and honored to be speaking on a panel on art and illustrated publishing this evening, hosted by the Bay Area chapter of Young to Publishing, held at our very own Chronicle Books offices, and featuring colleagues from several of the impressive illustrated publishers to be found here by the Bay (people tend to think all the publishing happens in New York, but they're wrong). Here's the info about the event from the organizers:
When: Wednesday, April 4th at 6:00pm
Where: Chronicle Books, 680 2nd Street, San Francisco
The Bay Area is home to some of the most renowned and innovative publishers of illustrated books in the country. Gift books, cookbooks, licensed character books, art instruction books, children’s picture books, museum books, photo essay books—the Bay Area covers it all!
But how do these stunning books get made? What’s it like to work in-house as an editor, designer, or art director on these astonishingly beautiful titles? Where do publishers find illustrators and photographers to work on these books, and where do those talented artists get their ideas in the first place? What does it take to get a job in this corner of our industry? With such an amazing assortment of publishers and projects at our doorstep, we’ve set out to answer all of these questions and more at our first panel of 2018.
We're thrilled to announce YPG Bay Area’s next panel discussion, featuring professionals from top art and illustrated publishers, hosted at San Francisco’s own Chronicle Books in SOMA. A moderator will lead the panel discussion and then open the floor to you at the end. Bring your questions!
Get ready to learn about design-forward publishing from the top people in the business. Please RSVP here, because we can't wait to see you there.