When it snows, it pours

Kate/ March 23, 2009/ graphic design, illustration

It never fails, really… when I have no work, I have *no* work. When I do have work, I have boatloads. This is not a complaint, just a statement on the way things go in the freelance world. One day I’m counting pennies and eating Ramen Noodles. The next, I am still eating Ramen because it is fast and I don’t have time to cook a proper meal. But perhaps I’ve added a little shrimp or something to fancy it up. “Feast or famine” they say. I am so very grateful that the most recent famine is over.

What I’ve been working on:

Winter Park Spring Blast
Spring Blast Tee, Ladies' Front

Spring Blast Tee, Ladies'

Spring Blast Tee, Men's

Winter Park Spring Blast Poster


Crankworx Ad, Decline Magazine

Trestle Bike Park

That was last week’s workload. This week I have a few newbies coming in as well as several resizings of existing ads. I couldn’t be more pleased. Please excuse me, however, if I’m a bit terse in my communications. If all else fails, you will find me lingering on twitter and blip. Come say hi.

About Kate

Kate Garchinsky illustrates and writes children’s books and educational media in her studio in the woodlands near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her debut picture book, The Secret Life of the Red Fox, written by acclaimed wildlife author, Laurence Pringle, received a starred review from School Library Journal. Kate Garchinsky received a grant from the Eckelberry Fellowship at the Academy of Natural Sciences, where she has been researching and illustrating extinction stories about North American birds such as the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet. Prior to creating children’s books, Kate designed lots of fun things like toys, birdbaths and trail maps. She lives with her husband Brian, Julia and Spencer the cats, and her one-eyed beagle, Maggie May. Kate recently signed on to illustrate two more “Secret Life” narrative non-fiction picture books with Boyds Mills Press—The Secret Life the Little Brown Bat (2018) and The Secret Life of the Skunk (2019). While drawing foxes and bats, Kate also began work on Belle’s Journey, a middle-grade non-fiction chapter book by ornithologist and osprey expert, Rob Bierregaard (Charlesbridge 2018). Get to know more about Kate Garchinsky at http://KateGarchinsky.com (aka PenguinArt.com).