Her first client, illustrator and writer Betsy Wallin, is now represented by Jill Corcoran Literary Agency.
I had a great time reworking a picture book dummy of mine with Art Director Semadar Megged. She brought her creative insight and years of experience working on children’s books to my little story, making it so much more lively and enchanting. She understood my vision so well that we seemed to be working together in some kind of artistic symbiosis! I would strongly recommend her services to illustrators who wish to focus on developing their own picture books. After reworking my story with Semadar, a number of agents showed interest in my dummy. I am now represented by the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency. —Betsy Wallin
I just finished working with Semadar on my picture book dummy, and I found her input extremely helpful. Semadar was quick to respond to my questions and was concise during our Skype discussions. The quality of feedback was second to none and her sense of design and pacing is impeccable. I am a visual learner, and Semadar speaks this language fluidly with concrete examples such as rearranging my dummy and redesigning some of my images so that I could see the improvements in the compositions. I believe she took my project to a whole new level and I am looking forward to sending it out to agents and publishers. I also plan to work with her again on my next picture book project. —elizabeth Rawls
Please send a short message about your project and the service you are looking for, which could be anything from a quick look at your portfolio or your dummy to a long term picture book development, a book or jacket design or any other matter. I am happy to have a short phone conversation to answer any questions you might have about the process and discuss the kind of help that would suit you best.