EXPERIENCE


MACMILLAN
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 Macmillan Children’s Publishing Department.

SCHOLASTIC
Designer (promoted from Jr.)
January 2018 – June 2019

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, Pokemon, Disney, Molang, and Marvel.

ABRAMS
Assistant Designer
August 2017 – January 2018

I designed a wide range of books from board books and picture books to middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. I also worked with the Art Director to implement and ensure smooth departmental workflow.

HarperCollins
Intern
May 2017 – August 2018

I collaborated with the HarperCollins Children’s Design and Marketing teams to successfully execute projects. Projects include scanning original art, 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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