Born on February 2, 1959, Scott Menchin is a children's book author and illustrator living in Woodstock, NY and New York, NY. Studying at the Arts Students League as a teenager and then Pratt Institute for his college years, Scott went on to become a graphic designer and art director. Working for How Magazine and then Seven Days, he went on to run his own design studio. In 1989 Scott started working as an illustrator working mostly for newspapers and magazines. He has worked for Ford, Intel, Pfizer, Toyota, Time, Esquire, Wired, Sports Illustrated, Smart Money, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and The Washington Post. His work has appeared in American Illustration, Print Magazine, The Society of Illustrators and The Society of Publication Designers. "Man Gave Names To All The Animals", an award winning children's book with text by Bob Dylan was published in 1999. Since then he has worked on a series of childrens books for best selling author Doreen Cronin (Wiggle, Bounce, Stretch and Rescue Bunnies). "Taking a Bath With the Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy", his first authored/illustrated children's book was published in 2007 and was awarded the Christopher Award. It was also listed as a best children's book of the year by the "The Bank Street College. In the fall of 2011 "Riding In my Car" will be published by Little Brown, a book illustrated by Scott based on the famous Woody Guthrie children's song. In the summer of 2012 "Harry Goes to Dog School" a book both written and illustrated by Scott will be published by HarperCollins.
Scott teaches Visual Communications I.
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