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Alicia Schwab has been illustrating ever since she was old enough to sit up and draw at the table. Now she illustrates with acrylics and pixels. Her work has been included in adult and children's books, magazines, corporate and non-profit newsletters, plus many other projects. As the Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Minnesota, Alicia created the quarterly Postcard Gallery and the annual Banner Contest.





School Visits

Alicia is available for school visits, presentations and workshops as her freelance schedule allows. She has presented to +200 adults and student classrooms about her books and the craft of connecting the illustration to the story. However, she can design the presentation to suit the needs and parameters of your event.



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