Kristin Kest has been a professional illustrator for over 25 years and has created the interior and cover artwork for books, textbooks, magazines, calendars, and cards for scores of publishing companies such as McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin, Random House, Peaceful Kingdom, Yankee Publishing, Picture Window Books, Bearport Publishing, Charlesbridge Publishing, Marshall Cavendish, Web of Life Press, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Aqueduct Press, the venerable and now-defunct Western Publishing Co., and many, many more. For nearly 9 years, Kest taught Illustration, Drawing, and professional development courses at York College of Pennsylvania. She earned her MFA at Maryland Institute, College of Art, exhibits her work in galleries, and lectures at conferences on aspects of illustration and storytelling.
Kest works in both traditional media ~brush & oil paint~ and digital media. Some of Kest's work has been nominated for the Chesley and the Hugo Awards for Best SF Illustration, and her work has been in the F+SF publications~ Spectrum and Infected By Art. Her work has also been in the IlluxCon Main show show, and has been the Artist Guest of Honor at ConGlomeration. Please also find Kest's work in the Directory of Illustration 32 - 34.
CV available upon email request.
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