Taylor Ackerman, Children's Illustrator and designer, Champaign Illinois

A little about me. 

Taylor Ackerman is a children's author and illustrator living in Atlanta, Georgia. She also works as a graphic designer specializing in marketing and communication for higher education. She has a soft spot for stories that mix humor with a little bit of heart. Taylor is an active member of SCBWI and Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge. She was a 2022 PBParty finalist and has received numerous recognitions for her illustrations through SCBWI. Taylor once bought a small tortoise from a stranger at a gas station in rural Illinois. That tortoise is now the size of a dinner plate and still growing.

Represented by Dan Cramer of Page Turner Literary Agency.

EXHIBITIONS & PRESS

SCBWI Liz Conrad Illustration Award Winner
April 2021 | Atlanta, GA
MTD ART Featured Artist
November 2020 | Champaign, IL


SVS Learn Illustration Contest Winner
September 2020 | Online

Informal Process Showcase with Braden Hallett

May 2020 | Online

SCBWI Prairie Writers & Illustrators Day Contest Winner
November 2019 | Chicago, IL

Design Recharge Podcast Episode 314
September 2019 | Online

SVS Featured Student Interview
September 2019 | Online

SCBWI Portfolio Showcase Honorable Mention
September 2019 | Nashville, TN

Boneyard Arts Festival
April 2019 | Champaign , IL

Skillshare Summer’s Rising Star
June 2017 | Online

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