Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Intensive 2021

Date(s) - 11/13/2021
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce our November SCBWI-Nebraska Illustrator’s Intensive with Mallory Grigg, Art Director at Macmillan Books for Young Readers. 

Date & Time:
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Online via Zoom

Ready to hone your character design and visual storytelling and get a feel for what it’s like to work with an art director? Join us for an illustrators’ intensive with Mallory Grigg, Art Director at Macmillan Books for Young Readers! 

Based on Mallory’s assignment, you will develop initial sketches for her review, then apply her feedback to prepare your final pieces to share during the Zoom intensive on November 13. 

Mallory is a sixth-generation Texan who’s forsaken the motherland to live in Brooklyn, NY. An award-winning art director and designer, she started her career at Penguin Random House before moving on to Simon & Schuster, Alloy Entertainment, Cider Mill Press, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Currently she is at home and very happy working for Macmillan Books for Young Readers. When she’s not making art, she’s tending to plants, boxing, doing the yoga, watching the football (go Cowboys!), and eating her way through the city. 

Want to know more? Here are the details:
Assignment will be sent to participants on August 1.
SCBWI-Nebraska Illustrator Coordinator Chloe Burgett will send you the assignment details and instructions after you register.
Optional Portfolio Review: 15-minute critique from Mallory Grigg (only 20 slots available!) 

Timeline for Illustrators’ Intensive Assignment:

Registration DUE – Mon, Aug 1
Preliminary sketches DUE – Mon, Sept 15
Mallory’s feedback sent to participants – Mon, Oct 15
Final full-color art DUE – Friday, Nov 12
Illustrators’ Intensive event day – Nov 13 

Intensive Event Schedule for November 13, 2021
Welcome & Introduction  9:30 – 9:45am (Central Time)
Intensive – Live critique of all completed assignments with Mallory and peers  9:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch  12:45 – 1:30pm
Presentation by Mallory Grigg  1:30 – 2:15pm
Closing remarks  2:15pm
Optional portfolio reviews, 15-minute time slots  Saturday, 2:30 – 5:30pm, Sunday, 9:00 – 12:00pm

This Event is Sold Out

Cost for Intensive:
$50 for members
$75 for non-members
Optional 15-min Portfolio Review with Mallory:
Additional cost of $45 for members
Additional cost of $60 for non-members



This event is fully booked.