Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Day 2019 Review

Our 13th Annual Illustrator Day was an event to remember! We were incredibly lucky to have keynotes author/illustrator Alexandra Boiger and art director Ellice Lee present inspirational and informative talks; agent Minji Chang gave excellent advice and examples of what makes a great portfolio; our local author/illustrators Julie Downing, Susan Gal, and Charlotte Cheng shared their experiences with critique groups and discussed the benefits of having good critique partners. Art director Melissa Nelson Greenberg also joined our amazing faculty to provide invaluable one-on-one professional critiques to paid attendees.

We had two rounds of portfolio showcases with at least 50 participants. All members of the faculty judged for the Best in Show and came up with our winner Rob Sayegh Jr and two honorable mentions Jocelyn Langrand and Katya Tabakh. Congratulations to our winners!

The winner! Rob Sayegh Jr

Read more about Rob on our featured illustrator page.

Honorable mentions


Jocelyn Li Langrand<

Katya Tabakh