Editorial Design, Illustration, & Art Direction

Hansel & Gretel, 2021

Perhaps because I wanted to eat an entire house or because I marveled at the cruelty of every adult in the story, Hansel and Gretel was one of my favorite stories growing up. Laying out and illustrating this classic, morbid tale allowed me to employ a wide array of my skills and passions: narrative, color, typography, historical research, and drawing. I chose an illustration style that alludes to early 20th century illustrations for children’s literature.

Working on this solo with occasional input from my husband, I learned that I would love to work with a creative writer on a project like this to update the language and adapt the story more cleanly with the illustrations. In my estimation, every project can be improved through collaboration. Overall, this was a fun project that would be a joy to see in real life one day.

Made with Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, colored pencils, ink