Friday, March 20, 2015

Meet the Judges: Debra Sfetsios, Art Director

For the past fourteen years Debra Sfetsios has been art director in the children's division of Simon & Schuster managing multiple hardcover projects ranging from non-fiction, picture books to young adult fiction.

She prides herself in maintaining positive, nurturing and strong relationships with acclaimed illustrators, both nationally and internationally, thus insuring a ready stable of the top illustrators for future projects.

Prior to Simon & Schuster  she was an art director at Smallwood and Stewart creating book covers and interiors for lifestyle, home and garden coffee table books, she has also worked at Rodale on cookbooks as well as health and fitness books.

Sfetsios received a BFA, Graphic Design from Temple University, Tyler School of Art and has pursued additional educational opportunities at the School of Visual Arts and Art Student's League.

Her work has received recognition from the New York Book Show, Parent's Choice, the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, the Society of Illustrators New York Original Art and a National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

Debra will be judging our published and unpublished 3x3 Picture Book Show.

Open to all illustrators in all countries, enter our professional, picture book or student show. All entries must be in by March 31st, enter today.


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