Luciana Navarro Powell
I am originally from Brazil and moved to the US in 2002. Drawing was a favorite past time of my childhood. I graduated with a degree in Product Design and worked as a product and graphic designer for a few years, but I was always drawing and taking freelance illustration projects on the side. Watercolor and acrylic paints were the media I used at the beginning of my career, but I eventually settled with the digital brush - I love the freedom that comes with digital art, and all the possibilities of experimentation with different textures. I have been a professional illustrator for about 15 years now, and a full-time illustrator since 2002. My latest projects include illustrating for toys, children's products, book apps, mural and traditional books. After illustrating for educational publications for about 10 years and being involved with children's publishing for so long, in 2011 I started to write my own stories. The result are my first 2 books as an author/illustrator, "My Dad is the Best Playground"(2012) and "My Mom is the Best Circus"(2013), both by Random House/Robin Corey books. Other clients include Chronicle Books, Polk Street Press, Crocodile Creek, Scholastic, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, Hasbro Toys, National Geographic School Publishing. I am represented in the literary market by Deborah Warren and Rubin Pffefer of the East West Literary Agency.