On this episode of the Geekoning Dalia interviewed Author and Illustrator Cathleen Daniels all about her work. To date she illustrates and writes her own picture books!
Cathleen Thole-Daniels earned a BA in Art Therapy from College of NJ, professional certification in advertising art & graphic design at NY Center for Media Arts and graduate studies in digital graphics at NYU. A publishing illustrator since 1990, she started out in the fantasy market painting book covers, computer game covers and super hero trading cards. Her past clients include Simon & Schuster, Barnes & Noble, PlayStation, Sega Genesis, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics (Wild Storm), Legend Entertainment and Topps Trading Card Co. Cathleen has also been a New Jersey art teacher for many years.
She discovered her love of children’s books one rainy day in the back corner of a neighborhood book store. She fell head first into a beautiful picture book and never came out! Cathleen went on to join the Society of Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators and became the New Jersey Regional Advisor for SCBWI from 2015 – 2018.
To date she illustrates and writes her own picture books and illustrates middle grade novels. She works digitally in ProCreate, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. She also works in watercolor, color pencil, pastel, acrylic and oil. When she is not working on books, Cathleen teaches at the Arts Council of Princeton and hangs out with her family and two very silly black cats.
Facebook: Cathleen Thole Daniels & Cathleen Daniels Studio
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