About Luciana Navarro Powell

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I am originally from Brazil and moved to the US in 2002. Drawing was a favorite past time of my childhood. My father would bring stacks of printed sheets from work and I would draw on the other side – my parents say there wasn’t a stack of paper high enough for my drawing appetite!

I graduated with a degree in Product Design and worked as a product and graphic designer for a few years, but I was always drawing and taking freelance illustration projects on the side. Watercolor and acrylic paints were the media I used at the beginning of my career, but I eventually settled with the digital brush – I love the freedom that comes with digital art, and all the possibilities of experimentation with different textures. Nowadays my style can be described as mixed media: I still use watercolor, but mixed with photographs and scanned objects, all together in a melting digital pot.

- coming out February 2016: with Millbrook Press "Whose Hands are These? A Community Helper Guess Book" by Miranda Paul,.

- Forthcoming with Kane Miller Books:

2017 "Babies Come from Airports" by Erin Dealey.

2018 "Grandpa's Favorite" by Erin Dealey.

2018 "Grandma's Favorite" by Erin Dealey.

Other clients include Chronicle Books, Polk Street Press, Highlights Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, Spider Magazine, Crocodile Creek, Scholastic, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, Hasbro Toys, National Geographic School Publishing, A-Z Learning, Oxford University Press.

I am represented in the literary market by Deborah Warren at East West Literary Agency.