Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New Illustrator Program

Date(s) - 03/09/2014
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Adams House, Princeton Theological Seminary
Library Place - Princeton, NJ

NEW! Illustrator Mentoring Program:


Resolve to Evolve your Illustration Career!

Are you ready to take your career in illustration to the next level? Are you working on a dummy, revamping or beginning a portfolio, ready to put together a successful marketing campaign? This could be just the program you've been looking for!




WHEN: Sunday, March 9, 2014 Kick-Off Meeting
WHERE: ADAMS HOUSE, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
WHAT: Evolution Resolution Illustrator 5-Part Program with Janet Kusmierski (art director) and Teresa Kietlinski (agent)

COST: $125 (SCBWI Member) $145 (SCBWI Non-Member)

Cost includes: Kick-off meeting, three peer group meetings, program wrap-up meeting, consultations with mentors in group setting and year-end review.

We are thrilled to offer you an incredible opportunity with two amazing mentors: Art Director, Janet Kusmierksi and Illustrator Agent, Teresa Kietlinski

Bring what you want to focus on—portfolio, concept sketches, dummy or  promotional pieces—to discuss in an informal group setting. Janet and Teresa will work with each illustrator to help create goals and offer tips on how to shape up your work. You will leave the kick-off meeting with your year-ahead plan.


Remember: this long-term program is all about feedback and development for the year ahead to help you set achieveable, realistic goals.Throughout the year, we will then meet periodically in peer groups to help you stay focused and on track. And in March 2015, we will meet again with our mentors for a final review and wrap-up.


KICK-OFF MEETING: Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

DON'T FORGET: Pack a bag lunch and bring your portfoliosketches/ideas and promotional postcards to share with Janet, Teresa and your peers. This workshop is ideal for illustrators of all levels. 


This event is open to all SCBWI and Non-SCBWI members.


QUESTIONS? Contact IC Karen Romagna:


To register, click here.




Janet_kusmierski.jpgJanet is a NYC native currently living in lower Manhattan.

  She holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and the New School for Social Research
, and an MA Hunter College of the City University of New York. Janet has more than 20 years of Art Direction and Design experience working in children’s books, museum/non-profit, website design, and digital presentations. Janet has designed a wide body of work ranging from books, packaging, novelties, reprints, to advertising.

 Janet also works in illustration, painting, sculpture and animation. To learn more about Janet, check out her website here



teresakietlinski.jpgTeresa Kietlinski joined Prospect Agency in 2009 after thirteen happy years of designing and art directing children's books and promotional items at William Morrow, Dial, Viking, and Disney-Hyperion. Her agent expertise lies in picture-book development. She works closely with illustrators to create book dummies and portfolios that with strong visual narratives. She also represents board books, easy readers, graphic novels and early chapter books. Teresa's tastes gravitate towards artwork that is young, emotional, sweet and unique. She has had the pleasure of launching the careers of many new talents including Kit Chase, Kirstie Edmunds, Joyce Wan, Kevin Sherry, Monica Carnesi, Marsha Riti, Tina Kügler and Sonia Sanchez.



To register, click here.