Ellice Lee is the Associate Art Director of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, where she art directs and designs picture books and novels, both fiction and non-fiction. She has worked with such award-winning and best-selling talent as Loren Long, Alexandra Boiger, Christian Robinson, LeUyen Pham, Kadir Nelson, Chris Raschka, Frank Morrison, and Floyd Cooper. Many of her titles have been on the New York Times best-seller lists and featured in New York magazine, TIME magazine and have won Caldecott honors, Coretta Scott King awards, finalist for the National Book Award and Society of Illustrators Original Art Show awards (She Persisted, What’s the Big Deal About Freedom, Harlem’s Little Blackbird, to name a few). Ellice loves to find talent on and off the grid, but mostly the latter. Her nickname is Eliz Leemon for too many of an unfortunate reason.