American Heart Association
B. Dalton Books
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Chateau St. Michelle
Land O’ Lakes
The Seattle Times
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 “...an 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.
New York Society of Illustrators
Communication Arts Magazine
Maurice Sendak Fellowship
Society of News Design
Sunday Magazine Editors
New York Public Library
School Library Journal
Union League Club Chicago
Society of American Travel Writers
Traditional drawing skills
Interviews about process, etc.:
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."