Thursday, September 18, 2014
Cowabunga! Raise the Roof! Prescott Hill is New Illustrator Coordinator!
Many of you know Prescott as the art director of our Southern Breeze Newsletter and the one responsible for the amazing re-do of the newsletter design. How great is it that he will bring his mad skills to the Illustrator Coordinator position? Prescott previously served as Assistant Illustrator Coordinator with our beloved Elizabeth Dulemba, which only added to his already significant résumé.
Prescott has always been interested in visual storytelling media and immersed himself in photography, filmmaking and animation early in his teens. He attended the New England School of Art and Design in Boston to become a filmmaker, but graduated as a designer. He has been a repertory stage actor, a photo studio assistant, a video company grip, set designer and has operated several freelance businesses. He served as a senior graphic designer at Hasbro, where he had the opportunity to hire and work with the top names in illustration. This fueled his desire to become a professional illustrator.
Prescott moved to Atlanta and began a freelance career doing conceptual illustrations, branding, and packaging illustration with clients that included his former employer, Hasbro. By 2003, he was the lead illustrator for the newly revived Littlest Pet Shop line, which is still enjoying great success. Prescott has illustrated nineteen published children's books. The latest is another in the Littlest Pet Shop series published by Scholastic. It is slated for release in December. He has a backlog of his own books waiting in the wings, including an illustration tutorial series. Check out his web site for more information.
Prescott joined SCBWI/Southern Breeze in 2011, and says he has grown quite a bit as an artist and member of our fabulous creative community. He is already brimming with ideas for growing and engaging our wonderful Southern Breeze members. Please join us in welcoming Prescott to the SCBWI Southern Breeze leadership team!