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Art & Illustrated Publishing Panel
When: Wednesday, April 4th at 6:00pm
Where: Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street 4th Floor, 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 including:

Bridget Watson Payne—Executive Editor, Art Publishing, Chronicle Books
Betsy Stromberg—Senior Art Director, Ten Speed Press
Chrissy Kwasnik—Creative Director, Insight Editions
Miriam Klein Stahl—Illustrator, Rad American Women, etc.
Frances Baca—Vice President, Design, Callisto Media Inc.

The panel will be moderated by Natalie Mulford—Senior Marketing and Publicity Manager, Ten Speed Press

Get ready to learn about design-forward publishing from the top people in the business. Bring your questions!

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