American Heart Association

           B. Dalton Books

           Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

           Betty Crocker


           Bon Marche


           Chateau St. Michelle


           Discover Card


           General Mills

           Grey Advertising

           Group Health

           Guthrie Theater

           Harley Davidson


           Hewlet Packard

           Hornall Anderson

           Hotel Sofitel

           Land O’ Lakes

           Lands' End

           Leonhart Group


           Mercury Marine


           Northwest Airlines

           Penguin Books 

           Polaris Snowmobiles

           Princess Cruises


           The Seattle Times



           Torrefazione Italia


           Westin Hotels





Paul Schmid

Paul Schmid is an award winning artist and internationally published author and illustrator of children’s books. His illustrations have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the country, including The New York Times, Communication Arts and Print Magazine.

Paul was invited by Maurice Sendak for a month long fellowship, and declared Paul “ artist with a superb eye for line and composition.”

Paul specializes as a creative problem solver, with a wide range of experience as an advertising art director, designer, conceptual illustrator, visual journalist, essayist, fine artist and children’s book author and illustrator.

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New York Society of Illustrators

Print Magazine

Communication Arts Magazine

Maurice Sendak Fellowship

Society of News Design

Sunday Magazine Editors


New York Public Library

School Library Journal

AIGA Seattle

Union League Club Chicago

Society of American Travel Writers



Adobe Illustrator



Traditional drawing skills


Interviews about process, etc.:

Seven Impossible Things

Video interview

Tara Lazar's blog


Performance Review as Art Director of Pacific Northwest Magazine:

"You are extremely flexible and open minded. You understand the perspective of the whole team, yet you are able to stand up for yourself. You have opinions and you voice them, but not in a complaining manner; you are constructive, and that makes a huge difference.

When I think of the time Paul spent on the magazine this year, I think of a whirling dervish of efficient activity, never a wasted motion. The man is a treasure of talent and work ethic.

Paul has ideas. He doesn't merely act as a conduit. He cares deeply that the work he does has aesthetic value and that it communicates powerfully.

Paul gets things done. He used every spare moment of lead time to anticipate the upcoming needs of the magazine.

He takes everything in stride and is never out of sorts. Paul never patronizes by ignoring concerns editors have. He worries about all the right things like beauty, clarity, legibility. He is that rare animal: an artist who is also a journalist and never lets one instinct corrupt the other.

Paul is a grown up. He takes charge. he never brings a half-assed effort to the table. He exercises good judgement and never gets defensive. He is wide open to ideas from anywhere and everywhere. He understands the realistic limitations of the process and knows how to get things done without ruffling feathers. Paul stood up well to the challenge of managing the photographers. He helped run the weekly color meetings and manage delicate relations with the color camera department. He worked intimately with the printer. He helped manage magazine space."


From Maurice Sendak:

“…an artist with a superb eye for line & composition."