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6 year old me - my muse :)

6 year old me - my muse :)

Devon Holzwarth is an illustrator and writer passionate about picture books and creating stories 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 inspire much of 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 exhibiting paintings, 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. She is happily working on her first author/illustrator picture book publishing in 2020.

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

Facebook: @devonholzwarth.art.illustration

Pinterest: Devon Holzwarth

SCBWI: Devon Holzwarth


Clients & Past Work

Alison Green Books (Scholastic UK)

Open Boat Films

  • "When I updated my film production company's website I needed something that communicated our brand and was true to our origins. Devon was fabulous during the entire process, from start to finish. She was enthusiastic, a great communicator, and an intuitive and skilled designer. She understood my intentions, and delivered proofs, sketches, and final artwork on time and within budget. The logo she designed has graced the film credits, posters, and other promotional materials on all of our films, including a documentary featured on the 'In the Heart of the Sea' dvd (Warner Brothers), another that is airing on PBS this year, and a third that swept the 'Best Children's Program' awards at film festivals." -Stephani Gordon, Open Boat Films

Grundschule Auf der Hörn

Mural Studio

Noodle & Boo

Discovery Girls Magazine

Shelter Network/Innovative Spaces, Redwood City


Exhibits / Events / Collectives

"One Sky" Collaborative Project

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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