I landed my very first published editorial illustration my senior year in college through a class called "Getting Published". The publication was baystateparent magazine and the article was about summer camps and bed bugs! This project was an amazing opportunity that I learned so much from; I really needed a legit "real illustration world" experience before leaving school.
Earlier this month baystateparent went to the National Parenting Media Association convention. They also brought along my "bedbugs" illustration with them and submitted it to the "Editorial and Design Competition". I was thrilled when Paula Ethier, the art director of the piece, emailed me saying we came in second place!
I am so proud that my first published editorial illustration has been so well received. I'm also proud that first published illustration was with a magazine as wonderful as baystatepatent!
Thanks again and again to Paula! And congrats to the baystateparent team!