Our Iceberg is Melting for Penguin Random House
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When a designer from Penguin Random House’s Portfolio Books imprint approached me about illustrating a business book, I wasn’t sure my work would be a good fit. I normally illustrate things like cheerful animals and children and whimsical fairy huts, but a business book? Then they told me that this book would be fully color illustrated with images of penguins. Say no more, I’m in! 25 glorious penguin illustrations later, I can now say I love illustrating business books (or at least ones that involve animal illustrations).

The book is titled Our Iceberg is Melting, and is an updated 10th anniversary edition – the authors had originally self-published, then it was picked up by a smaller publisher, and finally picked up by Penguin Random House who wanted to do the re-design (that’s when I came in). This book has had quite a journey! It had already sold over a million (!) copies by the time I came in to do the new illustrations. Talk about pressure! Luckily the team at PRH was wonderful to work with, as were the authors, and I am just thrilled to know that this book is now in bookstores across the country.

Rebecca Solow
Mount Rainier, USA

Since 2006 I have been a freelance illustrator for the Children's and Young Adult markets. I have illustrated children's books, young adult book covers, magazine stories, calendars… Show more.

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