EXPERIENCE


MACMILLAN
Graphic Designer
December 2019 – present

Children’s picture book and nonfiction cover and interior designer responsible for approximately 25-30 titles per year, published by the FSG and Roaring Brook Press imprints.

SCHOLASTIC
Graphic Designer (promoted)
Junior Designer
January 2018 – June 2019

I worked as a Designer in the Children’s Licensing Trade Art Department. I concepted, sketched, and designed licensed book covers, interiors, and products for the school market (book clubs and fairs.) Clients I worked with include Lego, Peppa Pig, Molang, Pokemon, Disney, Feisty Pets, and Marvel.

ABRAMS
Assistant Designer
August 2017 – January 2018

As the Assistant Children’s Book Designer I worked with the art director on design implementation and the design manager to ensure smooth departmental workflow. I worked on a wide range of books from board books/picture books to middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

HarperCollins
Intern
May 2017 – August 2018

I collaborated with the Children’s Design and Marketing teams to successfully execute projects. Projects included scanning, typesetting, designing activity sheets, and assisting the Creative Director.

EDUCATION


KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE
2012 – 2016
B.F.A. in Graphic Design
& Creative Writing (Double Major)

Type @Cooper Public Workshop
Design for the Senses with Ellen Lupton
Brush Lettering with Ken Barber

AWARDS

WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS
BENJAMIN GILMAN SCHOLAR
SOCIETY6 ARTICLE

CONTACT

︎ I’m available for freelance work
mercedespadro.design@gmail.com

SOCIAL

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