Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award winning author/illustrator of fifteen children’s books. She is also Illustrator Coordinator for the Southern SCBWI region, on the board of the Georgia Center for the Book, a writing and illustration instructor at various venues; and she speaks regularly at schools and events. Her latest picture book is THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA (Sterling). In 2010, her “Coloring Page Tuesdays” garnered over 1.5 million visitors to www.dulemba.com.
After fifteen years experience as a graphic designer/Art Director and in-house illustrator, as well as another ten years as an award-winning author, illustrator, and speaker, I have an especially wide range of skills from html to Creative Direction, but the points on my resume (attached) that you may find most relevant are these...
I have become known in the book industry as an expert marketer (with several published articles on the topic). I created my own website (html and Dreamweaver) which has nearly 3,000 subscribers and received over 1.5 million visitors to my weekly promotion both in 2010 and 2011. My trend forecasting radar is very strong. I am an early adopter, embrace technology (I work digitally and take full advantage of social media), and I created one of the first children’s book apps available on the iPhone and iPad (which has been downloaded over 10,000 times). I have been nationally recognized for creating and organizing major events that celebrate and build cohesiveness within the local illustration community. I do a large amount of public speaking (on marketing and technology) and teaching (writing and illustration) and am therefore very comfortable working with teams of people and making presentations. I am a connector, a mentor and an idea generator - and I have fifteen published books. I make things happen.
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Elizabeth O. Dulemba http://dulemba.com email@example.com, @dulemba
CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING Represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Sanford J. Greenburger, New York, USA. BOOKS Award winning children’s book author/illustrator/designer of fifteen traditionally published books. Clients include Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, and McGraw-Hill, etc. Titles include: The 12 Days of Christmas in Georgia (Sterling Children’s Book) Soap, Soap, Soap (Raven Tree Press) Oscar the Badger, written by NY Times Bestselling author Karin Slaughter (MacAdam Cage Publishers) Ready for the Day, Ready for Bed, and Ready to Play, 3 books in the ParentSmart KidHappy™ series (Free Spirit Publishing) Paco and the Giant Chilé Plant (Raven Tree Press) Pop Got A Hit (Harcourt Educational) The Snake-Bit Rake Handle (Houghton Mifflin) Haley and the Big Blast (Amy Elise Press) Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese (MacAdam Cage Publishers) The Prince’s Diary (Shen’s Books) Mistletoe Madness (Blooming Tree Press) Madame Perroquet (International Children’s Literacy Corps, Senegal) True Teen Anthology (360ep publisher) APPs/eBOOKs Lula’s Brew, for iPad, iPhone, Nook, and Kindle. Lula was one of the first picture book apps available on the iPad and led to articles and conference sessions on the topic. Book Consultation Artistic Direction for the New York Times best seller, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. MAGAZINES Contributed various Articles and Illustrations for Highlights & High Five Magazines - including the 2008 cover which led to the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award awarded in Los Angeles, Writer’s Digest Magazine, Scholastic’s “Read & Rise” Magazine, SCBWI Bulletin (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), ICL Newsletter (Institute of Children’s Literature), Kids Holiday Crafts, Confetti Magazine, WeeOnes Magazine, The Scoop - Georgia Gardening Magazine, and Signews Magazine.
ORGANIZATIONS/VOLUNTEER Board Member of the Georgia Center for the Book (a branch of the National Center for the Book). Drove the establishment of the “25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read” list in 2010. Illustrator Coordinator for the Southern region (Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi) of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI member since 2001). Creator of numerous gallery shows, the annual Illustrators’ Day, a scholarship grant, organizer of portfolio displays and reviews. PBAA member, Picture Book Artists Association. Also... SCBWI Barbara Karlin Grant, Judge, 2008. International Children’s Literacy Corps, 2004. North Georgia Master Gardeners, Secretary, 2004, Blue Ridge, GA. Designed and oversaw installation of Fannin County Georgia Courthouse landscape. Business Networking International, President, Chattanooga, TN, 1996. READ, Adult Literacy Program, Volunteer, 1994. SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS TEACHING University of Georgia, Adjunct Professor of Beginning and Advanced Illustration, 2010. John C. Folk School, “Beginning Drawing” and “Creating Picture Books,” taught annually since 2007. Chattanooga Arts & Culture, Drawing. CONFERENCES Topics covering marketing, picture books, and technology at the SCBWI Southern-Breeze Conferences (2005-2011), SCBWI - Carolinas (2005- 2010), SCBWI Mid-South (2011), Blue Ridge Writer’s Conference, Alabama Center for Arts & Humanities, (2010), Alabama Writer’s Conference (2010). FESTIVALS Spoke at the Decatur Book Festival (2004 - present), Alabama Book Festival (2008), Georgia Literary Festival (2009), Savannah Children’s Book Festival (2008-2010), Southern Festivals of Books (Nashville, TN, 2008-2009). EVENTS include Nuestra Vida (Univision 34 Atlanta), the Georgia Center for the Book, the Marcus Jewish Community Center, the Dekalb County Library (Storytime Volunteer, Fannin County, Georgia). COLLEGES Guest speaker at the University of Georgia, Agnes Scott College (Teachers for America), Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD, Atlanta), Atlanta College of Art, Mercer University. BOOK SIGNINGS AND SCHOOL VISITS Around the country in person and via Skype.
CORPORATE work history (1989 - 2001) Chattanooga, Tennessee: DDN, Daniel, Douglas + Norcross, Art Director; The Wood Group, Art Director (Brach’s Candy); Buster Brown Apparel (Snoopy) Senior Artist. Atlanta, Georgia: Crawford Communications, Contract Artist (Arby’s); Stone Mtn. Lasers, Concept and Animation Artist.
EDUCATION University of Georgia, BFA in Graphic Design, 1991. Latin American Association, Spanish, 2007-2008. Université Paris-Sorbonne, France, French Studies, 1987.
SKILLS Known throughout the children’s book industry for organizational, marketing, and speaking skills as a writer, illustrator, teacher, mentor and volunteer for state and international organizations. From prior twelve years in graphic design, proficient in Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
KUDOS (more at www.dulemba.com) 2010: Personal line of licensed stamps for JustRite Stampers and The Greeting Farm. 2010: Soap, soap, soap named to the “25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read” list. 2009: SCBWI National Volunteer Scholarship to attend LA conference. 2008: Bronze Medal - Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Paco and the Giant Chile Plant. 2007: 76th Annual Writer's Digest Magazine Writing Competition, Honorable Mention, “Queen Bea.” 2007: SmartWriters.com Grand Prize winner for illustration, “Lula’s Brew.” 2006: “The Prince’s Diary” named No.1 2006 Valentine’s Day Pick by Book Sense (Indiebound).
GALLERIES AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Work archived at the University of Southern Mississippi de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection. Work shown at the Southern Arts Federation’s “Storybook Look: Illustrations by Southern Artists” (two years on tour all over the South), the Savannah Live Oaks Public Library (Savannah, GA) Keene State College “Parliament of Owls” (New Hampshire), Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA - Decatur ArtWalk Gallery Tour), The Dekalb Public Library (Decatur, Georgia), and Mercer University.
2010: SOAP, SOAP, SOAP named to the "25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read" list by the Georgia Center for the Book 2009: SCBWI Magazine Merit Award SCBWI National Volunteer Scholarship awarded to attend the 2009 Summer Conference in LA 2008: Bronze Medal - Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Paco and the Giant Chile Plant iParenting Media Awards Outstanding Product for 2008, Ready for the Day! Association of Booksellers for Children's Top Title For Back to School, Ready for the Day! SCBWI Barbara Karlin Grant, Judge Highlights Magazine, illustrator of the month, April 2008 CBC Magazine's Hot Off the Press list, Paco and the Giant Chile Plant, March 2008