bio

March 2018.

March 2018.

For nearly 3 decades, Kristin Kest has been a professional freelance illustrator and has made over 30 books, 20 calendars, images for magazines and innumerable other publications, including a 100-page graphic novel. Kest has additional experience in creating licensed imagery for manufactured products such as wallpaper, greeting cards, labels, posters, educational games, and more. Kest's work spans markets as well as genres, and her work is as fluid in the educational and technical sciences, as it is in historical fiction or sci-fi.

Kest's portfolio shows that she is specifically fascinated with the intersection between hard science and the Fantastic and the storytelling opportunities that exist in that space.

Kest has her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She has her BS from York College of Pennsylvania and was a professor of Illustration and Drawing courses there for a number of years.

More recently, Kest has turned her attention to storytelling in bas relief and clay. A long time practitioner of sculpture and 3-D work, Kest is now seeking to license her designs and offer original tile work to commissioning clients and buyers.

CV available upon email request.

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