2013 Summer Reading Program artist
Scott Nash is the award-winning author and illustrator (and sometimes just the illustrator) of many wonderful picture books for children. He was chosen this year to do the artwork for the Collaborative Summer Library Program "Dig into Reading."
Inspired by everything from Uncle Wiggly and Raggedy Ann and Andy books to Underdog
cartoons and graphic novels, Scott Nash has made a distinguished career out of knowing
how to find the best way to tell a story.
As a partner of the Boston design firm Corey McPherson Nash, Scott developed an
expertise in branding and creative development for print and on-air media. He then
co-founded Big Blue Dot, a sister company to CMN, to focus specifically on design for kids
in the entertainment, consumer product, and publishing worlds. Nowadays, he can be
found teaming up with Scott Whitehouse and Nancy Gibson-Nash at Nashbox, where he
focuses on design projects related to kids.
Nash looks for projects with integrity and depth, and his emphasis on quality is evident in
his books. An accomplished illustrator with a distinctive, vibrant style, Scott has illustrated
more than 30 childrenâ€™s books. His latest illustrated novel, The High Skies Adventures of Blue
Jay the Pirate, was published by Candlewick Press in September 2012.
Scottâ€™s work as a designer and illustrator has been recognized by leading trade
organizations and publications, including The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
(EMMY award), the Society of Illustrators, HOW, Communications Arts, Print, and
Publishers Weekly magazine. He is a graduate of the Swain School of Design and holds a
masterâ€™s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently head of the Illustration
Department at Maine College of Art, where he also teaches.
Scott lives with his wife, collage artist and illustrator Nancy Gibson-Nash, on Peaks Island
off the coast of Portland, Maine, and with their frisky dog, Zephyr, who sometimes sneaks
into his drawings.
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