The beautiful and thoughtful illustrations of Heidi Younger

The beautiful and thoughtful illustrations of Heidi Younger

"Illustration allows me to translate the world but with an added challenge of satisfying a client and their visual needs" (from her website)

"The variety of subject matter for each assignment has been unique and different, a contributing factor for freelancing, one that keeps [me] interested" (from her website)

Currently: Weekly column for The New York Times called "The Sweet Spot". The web version allows her to use animated gifs to illustrate the idea

Website: heidiyounger.com

Years in business: 30

Clients: magazines, newspapers, corporate

Born: New York

Education: BFA in Graphic Design from School of Visual Arts,  
MA in Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology

Teaching: Currently, full-time professor at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). Since 2005, she has been a faculty member at various institutions

Kudos: Heidi’s illustrations have been recognized by Communication Arts Magazine, Society of Illustrators NYC, Society of Illustrators West, 3x3, Creative Quarterly. She also received an award from Brookhaven NY Woman Services in Visual Art. 

Awards: 3x3 Professional Show # 13 Merit for Series 2016; Catholic Press Awards 1st Place in Illustration Magazine category 2015; Society of Illustrators 57 Institutional 2015; Creative Quarterly Winner Award Issue #37 Winter 2014-2015; 3x3 Professional Show # 11 Honorable Mention 2014; Creative Quarterly Winner Award Issue # 36 Fall 2014; American Illustration AI33 Chosen 2014; Communications Arts Illustration Annual # 55May/June 2014; Creative Quarterly Runner Up Award Issue # 28 Fall 2012 (2 pieces); Communications Arts Illustration Annual # 53 May/June 2012; Society of Illustrators West LA 50th Annual Merit 2012; Society of Illustrators West LA 49th Annual Merit 2011; 3x3 Professional Illustration Show Merit Spring 2010; Brookhaven Woman Services Award in Visual Art March 2010; Creative Quarterly Runner Up Award Issue 19 Spring 2010; Creative Quarterly Bronze Award & Runner Up Award Issue 17 Winter 2010; Creative Quarterly Runner Up Award Issue 15 Spring 2009;

Clients: aiCIO (Planadvisor), Angels on Earth magazine, Alfred University, Allyn and Bacon Publishing, Baltimore magazine, BI Worldwide Advertising, The Boston Globe, Brand Image, Brides Magazine, Businessweek magazine, CAHS - Connecticut Association of Human Services, Child magazine, Colgate Corporate, Common Ground magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Cricket magazine, CVS Pharmacy Corporate, Dartmouth Alumni magazine, Duncan Baird Publishing, Eating Well magazine, Experience Life magazine, Fitness magazine, Franciscan Media, Fortunoffs, Harper Collins Publishing, Hartford Current, Houghton Mifflin Publishing, Inside Counsil magazine, Mastercard Direct, Miami Herald, Madison Square Garden Corporate, Manhattan Bagel, Middle Country Public Library,  NJ Monthly, Nestlé Corporate, Newsweek, New York Life Insurance Company, Ogilvy & Mather Direct/ Merck, Rapp Collins, Random House / Ballantine, Remedy magazine, Rethinking Schools magazine, Santa Clara magazine, Sarah Lawrence College, School Administrator magazine, Self magazine, Stony Brook University HSC, Symantec,The Bark magazine, The Magazine Group,The New York Times, Tufts University, Unilever / J Walter Thompson, USA Weekend, Wall St Journal, Washington Post

Exhibitions: Mills Pond House Gallery, Winners Showcase 2018, February 3 - March 11, 2018; Society of Illustrators, Food Fight, October 31 - December 30, 2017; Mills Pond House Gallery, The Fine Art of Illustration, January 21 - February 19,  2017 (first place); FTC's Art/Place Gallery, Fairfield, CT, Drawn to Music (traveling show), February 2017; Society of Illustrators, Members Show, Drawn to Music, October 25 - December 23, 2016; MICA Faculty Show, Decker Gallery, Sept. 2016; Julian Allan Gallery, Presented by MICA Illustration Department, April 8, 2016; The Museum of American Illustration at Society of Illustrators, 57 Institutional, January 2015; BUSKNY, Armature Art Space, Showtime: Underground Arts, Art in the Transit System, October 3 - 11, 2014; Society of Illustrators, Members Show, Illustrating Our New York Landmarks, June 3 - August 16, 2014; The Gallery at The Museum at FIT, New Views Faculty Exhibit: February 8-16, 2014; President’s Gallery: Paring and Collaborations, FIT Faculty Show, November 2013; Q Pop Gallery Los Angeles,  CA, UMI Ocean Conservancy Donation, August 17, 2013; The Gallery at The Museum at FIT, Fantastic, November 10 - December 8, 2012; Society of Illustrators, Illustrators Who Teach, October 2012; New Britain Museum, Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration ]uly 21 - December 9, 2012; Nucleus Gallery SILA 50 Show, March 30 - April 4, 2012; Q Pop Shop Gallery, LA, Karmen Rider 30th, November 5 - 13, 2011; Grace Institute, Visions, The Personal Images of Contemporary Illustrators, August 11 - September 9, 2011; Nucleus Gallery SILA 49 Show, January 22-31, 2011; Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, Driving Without Destination September - October 2010; SVA Gallery,  “Where is my Vote” Iran’s Green Movement, September 2010; Society of Illustrators, Illustrators Who Teach, October 2010; President’s Gallery,  Layers & Transparent Vision, FIT Faculty Show, November 2009; Mills Pond House, Little Black Book, June 2009; Society of Illustrators, Illustrators Who Teach, October 2008; Mills Pond House, Re-Inspired, July 2008; Mills Pond House, Circling the Globe Through Woman’s Lives, March 2008; Mills Pond House, Members Show, January 2008, November 2008; President’s Gallery,  Coney Island, FIT Faculty Show, October 2007 - September 2008; The Museum at FIT, First Class: Stories and Pictures, Capstone Show, Summer 2007; President’s Gallery, Interiorscapes, FIT Faculty Show, October 2006 - September 2007; Mills Pond House, The Art of Music, July 2006; The Museum at FIT, American Illustration Illustrated, December 2005; Port Jefferson Art Gallery, Group Show, June 2003; Jezzabel’s Mosaics, Landscapes, Summer 2003

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Community gardening, for Common Ground Magazine

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Flood insurance, for Common Ground Magazine

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Saying goodbye, for The New York Times

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Travel exclusively for women, for The New York Times 

 Valentines Day

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Where's my Vote? for SVA Gallery • Iran Vote

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