Semadar Megged brings to her studio her broad experience as an art director and designer at Penguin Young Readers, working now for publishing houses such as Levine Querido, Simon & Schuster and Penguin, and Holiday House. She is available for talks and critiques at SCBWI conferences and other forums as well as in depth one-on-one picture book dummy development for yet unpublished as well as under contract illustrators.
Over the years Semadar has worked closely with award-winning and best-selling (Caldecott Medal, The New York Times Best Sellers List and Best Illustrated Children's Books, The New York Book Show and Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Show) author/illustrators and illustrators including Ed Young, David Small, Loren Long, Rafael López, Hyewon Yum, Nancy Carpenter, Will Hillenbrand, and Patricia Polacco, in addition to working with debut talents (at the time) including Renata Liwska and Ale Barba. She also has been giving talks and critiques at various SCBWI conferences and other forums.
Alongside her work on children's books, Semadar is a freelance adult trade book cover designer.