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  • The Alpha Building Crew
    (Kindermusik)

  • Homes A to Z
    (Pearson Scott Foresman)

  • Dive Devotions 
    (Faith Alive)

  • Keeping a Secret
    (Health Press)

  • Emily Snitz 
    (Lilting House Press)

  • The Cure for the
    Christmas Crazies
    (self-published)

Here you'll find the work of other artists who inspire me, alongside some of my own works that will always hold a special place in my heart.

About Me

I'm a creative soul, inside and out. To me, that means it's my job to get it OUT - out of my imagination and into the world. Most of this self-expression unfolds through drawing and painting, both digitally and with actual paint. But when I'm not at the drawing table, I'm usually involved in some other creative task like writing, decorating, or testing recipes to get my family to eat more vegetables. With each stop along the way, there's this intense focus. Multi-tasking is out. Creative-tasking is in. It's not just about getting these things done. It's about discovering what I bring to the task that no one else could.

I earned my BFA in Illustration (with honors) at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Today I have more than twenty years of experience as a professional designer and illustrator. I'm a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and also the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. 

As a freelancer I've had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients, including McDonalds, Keebler, Petsmart, Kraft, Quaker, Midas, Sears, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Kindermusik, Harcourt Brace, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, Ogilvy & Mather, and Andersen Consulting.

I love exploring the creative possibilities with each project, but I give top priority to staying on schedule. I'm proud to say I've never missed a single deadline. Let me know how I can help with your project. 

All the best,

April Hartmann

Clients

  • McDonalds

  • Keebler

  • Petsmart

  • Kraft

  • Quaker

  • Midas

  • Sears

  • Build-a-Bear Workshop

  • Kindermusik

  • Harcourt Brace

  • McGraw-Hill

  • Pearson Education

  • Simon & Schuster

  • Houghton Mifflin

  • Ogilvy & Mather

  • Andersen Consulting

Books

  • The Alpha Building Crew (Kindermusik)

  • Homes A to Z (Pearson Scott Foresman)

  • Dive Devotions - vols. 1 and 2
    (Faith Alive Christian Resources)

  • Keeping a Secret (Health Press)

  • Emily Snitz and Other Stories (Lilting House Press)

  • The Cure for the Christmas Crazies
    (authored and self-published)

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"Art Collecting in my Heart"

Here you'll find the work of other artists who inspire me, alongside some of my own works that will always
hold a special place in my heart.

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