Laura Wertkin

Laura Wertkin

Laura Wertkin is an illustrator, designer, dog lover and mother of two young muses based in NY. For the last 20 years, she has worked as a graphic designer specializing in nonprofit communications. This experience has taught her how to use words and images to raise awareness for important causes. She adores children’s books that are seemingly simple and lighthearted, yet in fact tackle complex, tricky issues.

Along with her BFA from Washington University in St Louis, Laura studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts, is a graduate of the Children’s Book Academy, and a proud member of SCBWI and CBIG. When she’s not in her studio, you can find her gardening or spending time outdoors with her family.