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Spitting Into the Wind

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Illustration and book design project for a popular investment blogger. This cover communicates the author's witty writing, which includes economic and social topics, investment wisdom and MANY humorous insights,

April Hartmann

April Hartmann

illustration of What will Bunny find as he goes about his day? There are lots of BIG surprises waiting for him.
Bunny, rabbit, spring, carrot, garden, gold, yellow, orange, green, children's, cute
illustration of First I drink the coffee, then I do the things, . . . maybe.
illustration of Have you ever seen so many animals bouncing around? Frogs, rabbits, crickets and kangaroos play a game of leap frog from one page to another. These characters and story are available for publication. Please contact for more information. Frog, lily, lily pad, pond, water, spring, seasonal, licensing, children's
illustration of The legend of the white elephant gift, turned upside-down and inside-out. Sometimes a gift comes back to the giver, in a very surprising way. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
elephant, gift, Christmas, present, mouse, holiday, children's,
illustration of Baby orangutan in jungle tree over basket of fruit. Technique utilizes painted textures, hand-drawn line work, pastel, charcoal patterns, digital format, clean vector graphics. Mixed Media, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Children's Books, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Toys and Games, animal, monkey, curiousity, wonder, trouble, colorful, bright, whimsical, collage, fresh, cute, energetic, fun, furry, fuzzy, hairy, hair,
illustration of Let's Find Spring - What are the earliest signs of spring? Buds on the trees, or maybe a warm soft breeze? Let's take a ride and search for spring.
boy, bike, children's, spring, trees
illustration of Conceptual image of teen or tween girl brushing hair, which is all tangled up, forming the shapes of puzzle pieces. Technique utilizes painted textures, hand-drawn line work, pastel, charcoal patterns, digital format, clean vector graphics. Mixed Media, Book Covers, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Feminine, Health, Lifestyle, Medical, People, Science, Youth, mental, psychological, intellectual, think, brain, emotional, mind, intelligence, challenge
illustration of When Victoria wins the School Spelling Bee, she doesn't like being in the spotlight. Is she brave enough to take pride in her win, and try her best in the state finals? This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
bus, school, contest, trophy, accomplishment, girl,
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illustration of Child in an amusement park. Technique utilizes painted textures, hand-drawn line work, pastel, charcoal patterns, digital format with clean vector graphics. Mixed Media, Architecture, Children, Children's Books, Design, Information Graphics, Lettering, Type, Lifestyle, map, People, Toys and Games, fun, Youth, fair, carnival, playground, ride, carousel, attraction, recreation. rollercoaster, arcade. kiddie land, excitement, leisure, theme park, landscape, girl, frustration,
illustration of Yellow cat, dancing the hula, surrounded by hawaiian flowers. Technique utilizes painted textures, hand-drawn line work, pastel, charcoal patterns, digital format, clean vector graphics. Cat, pink, orange, stylized, graphic, kitten, kitty, floral, tropical, Hawaii, vacation, travel, children's art, licensing, surface design, texture, vector, decorative, animal, pet, painted, spatter, speckle, collage, whimsical, posters, greeting card, textiles, character, leisure, feminine, girly, cute
illustration of Spring time bird on a tree branch
illustration of From beginning to end, the day is filled with songs for the sun. Bird sings a welcoming melody. Kitty purrs on the warm afternoon sidewalk. A symphony of crickets chirp their bedtime lullaby. Does the sun have a favorite song? This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.
illustration of Girl walking down city sidewalk while listening to music. Technique utilizes painted textures, hand-drawn line work, pastel and charcoal patterns, digital format with clean vector graphics. Mixed Media, Editorial, Packaging, Product, People, Conceptual, blue, green, navy, splatter, night. dark, bold, skyline, urban, fence, downtown, street, teen, youth, music, headphones, speakers, beats, earbuds, song, sound, feel, spirit, mood, attitude, sense, soul,
illustration of Ben Franklin flying a kite in a rain storm. Technique utilizes painted textures, hand-drawn line work, pastel, charcoal patterns, digital format, clean vector graphics. Mixed Media, Book Covers, Children, Children's Books,  Editorial, Education, Historical, People, Science, Toys and Games, character, gray hair, wind, weather, spring, mad scientist, fresh, cute, energetic, fun, Benjamin, key, wind,
illustration of Santa Claus imagining cookies for Christmas. Technique utilizes painted textures, hand-drawn line work, pastel, charcoal patterns, digital format, clean vector graphics. Mixed Media, Book,  Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Design, Family, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Icons, Licensing, Packaging, People, Toys and Games, north pole, elves, elf, snow, winter, chocolate, snack, legend, story,  fresh, cute, energetic, fun, delicious, imagine, hunger, joy
illustration of It's almost Turkey Day!  None of the other animals have a day named just for them.  Mr. Turkey is so excited to see what will happen on his special day. This story is available for publication. Please contact for more information.

A silly Thanksgiving turkey, happily strolling through the countryside. Hand lettered title
illustration of Home for the Holidays - Over the river and through the woods, landscape image of traveling for a holiday visit.

Profile

For more than 20 years, April Hartmann has been a professional illustrator and designer. Her illustration style combines hand-painted patterns with clean vector art. She has worked with a variety of clients, including McDonalds, Keebler, Petsmart, Kraft, Quaker, Midas, Sears, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Harcourt Brace, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, Ogilvy & Mather, and Andersen Consulting. She earned her BFA in Illustration at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. April is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and also the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. April enjoys living in the beautiful hills of western Pennsylvania. When she's not at the drawing table, she's usually involved in some other creative task like writing, decorating, or testing recipes to get her family to eat more vegetables.

Style/Techniques

Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Lettering, Mixed Media, Painterly, Texture, Type Design, Decorative, Whimsical, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Nature, People, Science, Toys & Games, Youth, Surface Design