Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Elizabeth (aka “e”) grew up in the American south where she received a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia. She just completed an MFA with Distinction in Illustration at the University of Edinburgh College of Art and will begin a PhD in Children’s Literature at the University of Glasgow School of Education in the fall (Scotland). In the summers she travels to Roanoke, Virginia where she is Visiting Associate Professor at Hollins University in the MFA in Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books low-residency program.
e has been an author, illustrator, teacher and speaker (including TED) for most of her career. She has over two-dozen books to her credit, including her debut novel, A Bird on Water Street, winner of 13 literary awards, including Georgia Author of the Year. She taught Illustration at the University of Georgia, and writing and illustration classes at various workshops around the country. She spent several years as Illustrator Coordinator for the southern region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and as a Board Member for the Georgia Center for the Book. Through these roles she created annual Illustrator’s Day conferences, gallery shows, regional awards, and scholarship programs, connecting the local community and helping hundreds of up-and-coming creatives. Before going freelance, e was a corporate Art Director and in-house illustrator for several child-related industries (i.e. Snoopy) as well as packaging and communication firms.
Publishing clients include Free Spirit Press, Highlights magazine, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lee & Low, MacAdam/Cage, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Oxford Press, Raven Tree Press, Scholastic Books, Sterling Publishing, Zondervan, and more.