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6 year old me - my muse :)

6 year old me - my muse :)

Devon Holzwarth is an illustrator and writer of picture books full of warmth and charm.

She grew up in Panama with the jungle as her garden and parrots and iguanas as pets. Childhood memories and her collection of vintage children's books strongly inspire her work.

Devon earned her BFA in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design focusing on screen printing and painting and afterwards lived in California painting murals around the Bay Area, and working for a children’s publication. After having two children and moving to Germany, Devon discovered she was an illustrator and had stories to tell. She currently lives in Aachen with her husband, kids, and beloved old hound dog.

For book projects please contact Devon’s agent: Nicole Tugeau at T2 Authors and Illustrators: nicole@tugeau2.com

For other inquiries including illustration commissions please contact Devon at: devonholzwarth@gmail.com

You can find more here:

Instagram: @devonholzwarth

Pinterest: Devon Holzwarth

SCBWI: Devon Holzwarth


Clients & Past Work

Alison Green Books (Scholastic UK) - “FOUND YOU!” author/illustrator picture book publishing Spring 2020 and “SOPHIE’S STORIES” author/illustrator picture book publishing 2021

Usborne Children’s Books, cover illustration

Magination Press - “PAPA, DADDY & RILEY” picture book illustration publishing 2020

Highlights Magazine, Dec 2019

Open Boat Films

Grundschule Auf der Hörn

Mural Studio

Noodle & Boo

Discovery Girls Magazine

Shelter Network/Innovative Spaces, Redwood City


Exhibits / Events / Collectives

SCBWI Europolitan Conference 2019 Portfolio Showcase Winner

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, “Children-Spectators” Illustration Competition Selected Illustrator

"One Sky" Collaborative Project, Women Who Draw

Women Who Draw Illustration Collective

Make Art That Sells Blog

The Abbey, Santa Cruz

Anno Domini, Fresh Produce, San Jose

Bazaar Bizarre, SF

Adobe Inc. Campus, SF

IIDA, San Mateo

Maker Faire, San Mateo

Kaleid/Phantom Galleries, San Jose


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