Addy Award Winner — Andrew Cygan & Meredith Heydt

Video 1: He Picks on You Because He Likes You

Video 2: You Have to Kiss Grandma

Addy Award Winner, Andrew Cygan & Meredith Heydt

What is consent? It is simply permission or agreement for something to happen or two do something. When we, as a society, think of consent we often think of sexual consent. While that is an extremely important subject, many psychologists, therapists, and educators believe the core idea of consent can and should be taught to children as young as one year old. For example, this can involve teaching children to ask permission, that no and stop are important words, and that a child is in control of their own body.​​​​​​​

No matter what media we used, this is a difficult subject to tackle. We decided to create short 30 second commercials with kid friendly illustrations and valuable information that can educate both children and adults.

Society of Illustrators – Meredith Shriner

Society of Illustrators, Meredith Shriner

This poster was created to promote the 19TH Annual Kutztown University Children’s Literature Conference, an event featuring talks by a few talented and innovative children’s authors and illustrators. I aimed to inventively capture the imagination and whimsy of children’s stories with the artwork. The scenes emerging from the book were created using photographed 3D illustrations and sets, while the remainder of the artwork uses watercolor and ink. These elements were later arranged digitally. The swirling layout emphasizes the playfulness of the theme.