Ellen Weinstein was born and raised in New York City. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and New York’s High School of Art and Design. Awards include American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Society of News Designers and the Art Directors Club. Ellen’s work is in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. She has judged numerous illustration competitions including Society of News Designers 2019, Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2016, 2016 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, AOI/World Illustration Awards, Society of Illustrators Annual exhibition, Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship and Society of Illustrators Zankel Scholarship. She’s featured in an eight-page article in the March/April 2013 issue of Communication Arts. Ellen’s work is also featured in Illustration Now 5! by Taschen.
Ellen illustrated the children’s book, “Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity” published by the Museum of Modern Art, October 2017. She is the author and illustrator of “Recipes for Good Luck: The Superstitions, Rituals and Practices of Extraordinary People” published April 2018 by Chronicle Books. She exhibits her work in local New York galleries as well as galleries in the US, Italy and China. She lectures and conducts workshops in various art schools and internationally including the AIGA, SCBWI Japan, Ilustratour in Madrid, Spain, Fig.o5 Congreso Internacional de Ilustracion in Bogota, Colombia, MFAStudy in Beijing, China, MiMaster Ilustrazione in Milan, Italy, CEDRA Education in Moscow, Russia, Associazione Culturale Teatrio in Venice, Italy, Amarillo Design Space in Xalapa, Mexico and at ICON6 The Illustration Conference.
Ellen was the President of ICON8 The Illustration Conference that was held July 9-12, 2014 in Portland Oregon. Ellen was on the Board of Directors of the Society of Illustrators from 2014-2018 and served as Chairperson of the Museum Committee. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design and is a visiting lecturer at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School.
Featured Clients Include:
MoMA, Chronicle Books, The Atlantic, GQ Magazine, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Simon & Schuster, Pentagram, Nautilus, Scholastic, PLANSPONSOR, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Georges DuBoeuf wine.
Ellen lives with her husband, illustrator, David Flaherty and their mini-long haired Dachsund, Fritzie.
Studio: 212.529.3151 Mobile: 917.653.4097
Photo by Marc Yankus