Originally from New York City, Laura now lives in Atlanta with her husband and their two children. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and began her career working for various editorial clients. She has illustrated over thirty-five children’s books, including the Nikki & Deja series by Karen English. In addition to illustrating books and editorial content, Laura makes art for licensed products including rugs, dishes and garden flags.
Laura is a Coretta Scott King illustrator Honoree. Her work has been recognized with an NAACP Image Award, reached the New York Times bestseller list, and been honored by the Society of Illustrators and the Georgia Center for the Book and is in the Annuals for Communication Arts and American Illustration.
Her clients include: Clarion Books, Little Bee Books, Bloomsbury Books, Lee & Low Books, National Geographic Books, Hyperion/ Jump at the Sun Books, Harper Collins Publishing, Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Sleeping Bear, Heyday Books, Just Us Books, Charlesbridge, Penguin Random House, Holiday House, Henry H. Holt, Little Brown, The New York Times, The National Law Journal, New York Magazine, Highlights Magazines, United Methodist Publishing, Scholastic Magazines, Homefire Rugs, Evergreen Flag & Garden, Toland Flags, Leanin’ Tree Cards, Lindy Bowman and Polo Ralph Lauren.
For a complete client list and to view additional illustrations, visit Laura’s website: www.LFreemanArt.com