joe-eckstein-illustratorJoe Eckstein

Author, Illustrator & Artist


  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2001
    Computer Art major; Drawing minor; Additional study in art history, film studies, creative writing and business

Skills and Experience

  • Published children’s book author and illustrator
  • Worked six years as an illustrator, artist, and book designer for a children’s educational publisher
  • Expert computer skills and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; familiar with QuarkXpress
  • Experienced with the following illustration media: pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, ink wash, watercolor, oil paint, digital (raster & vector)
  • Drawing, painting, inking, line art, cartooning
  • Digital art, image editing, and scanning
  • Book cover and interior design
  • Art direction
  • Concept art and storyboards
  • Graphic design
  • Digital prepress and printing
  • Website design
  • Traditional 2-D animation and 3-D computer animation and modeling
  • Creative writing, copy editing, and proofreading

Shows & Exhibitions

  • BGSU School of Art Undergraduate Summer Work Juried Exhibitions, 2000
  • BGSU School of Art BFA Show, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Journalism Association of Ohio Schools Superior, Excellent, and Honorable Mention for Editorial Cartoons, 1996–1997

Published Work

Children’s Books Authored and Illustrated:

  • Herby Gets a Life by Joe Eckstein, Imagine! Books, 2013

Children’s Picture Books Illustrated:

  • Twee’ by Susie E. Caron, Coda Grove Publishing, 2013
  • I Am Twee’ by Susie E. Caron, Coda Grove Publishing, 2013
  • Two Homes for Daniel by Faydra Koenig, Alpine River Press, 2013
  • Twee’ for Two by Susie E. Caron, Coda Grove Publishing, 2014
  • Two Sisters for Daniel by Faydra Koenig, Alpine River Press, 2014
  • Time Out for Meg by Faydra Koenig, Alpine River Press, 2014
  • Stanley’s Colors by Al Reeder, Penzance Junction Press, 2015
  • Animals: Counting, Colors & Sounds (Board Book), Harbor Media Group LLC, 2015

Children’s Chapter Books Illustrated:

  • The Lost Locket by Bonnie Black, 2013
  • Summer Camp by Bonnie Black, 2013
  • The Wedding Cake by Bonnie Black, 2014
  • The Ghost of Black Hawk Island by August Derleth, The August Derleth Society, 2015

Children’s Educational Books Illustrated:

  • Little Stories for Little Readers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, 2006
  • Learning in Motion series of resource books, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, 2007
  • A New Trip Around the World, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, 2008
  • Craft & Gifts, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, 2011

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