New York City based Steven Salerno is the award winning illustrator of 37 popular picture books for children (fiction & nonfiction) and the author/illustrator of 5 of these titles. His illustrations bring to life expressive, memorable characters that move and define a picture book story –and his rich, striking scenes for nonfiction historical picture books creatively capture the look and spirit of the story’s era. Steven has 2 new picture books scheduled for release in 2023 - 2024. Many of his picture books have received starred industry reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Children's Literature, and The New York Times Review of Books. 9 of his picture books are The Junior Library Guild selections, and his picture book illustrations have been displayed in the Society of Illustrators (NYC) annual exhibition of the very best in children's picture book illustration. Some of Steven’s picture book titles have been translated into Chinese, German, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, and Spanish. Over his long independent career he's also created thousands of published illustrations for hundreds of clients in advertising, magazines, publishing, newspapers, product packaging, and retail graphics. Steven is a honors graduate of the Illustration Department at Parsons School of Design (NYC), where he studied art history, printmaking, animation, and illustration under top industry professionals, including the famed author/illustrator, Maurice Sendak, creator of the ground breaking picture book, Where the Wild Things Are. Originally from Vermont, Steven lives and works in New York City.
Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Realism, Stylized, Whimsical, Crayon
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding