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Webinar: Virtual Portfolio Reviews with Martha Rago ***SOLD OUT***

Date(s) - 05/11/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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In a joint illustrator event presented by SCBWI Switzerland and SCBWI Benelux, Martha Rago, Executive Creative Director at Random House Children’s Books, will be giving live, on-the-spot portfolio reviews to all participants.

Participants will submit three illustrations at least one week before the event. Martha will give four minutes of review time to each set of illustrations (i.e., four minutes per participant). She will not know whose work she is reviewing each time, and her feedback will be based on her first impressions.

A recording of the event will be available for one week, until November 12. Registration is limited to 20 participants.



Martha Rago is the Executive Creative Director at Random House Children’s books, joining the company in 2015. She oversees the design teams for all the imprints under the Random House Kids umbrella including Random House, Rodale, Doubleday, Knopf, Delacorte, Make Me A World, Little Golden Books, Random House Studio and Anne Schwartz Books. Martha has had a long career as a book designer and art director and to keep her skills sharp and her creative joy intact, she also designs several books a year. She most recently worked with Lauren Castillo on OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG and with Rudy Gutierrez on the 2019 Caldecott honor-winner, DOUBLE BASS BLUES, by Andrea J Looney.


In short:
Event: Webinar: Virtual Portfolio Reviews
Presenter: Martha Rago, Executive Creative Director, Random House Children’s Books
Day: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 19:30 – 21:00 PM (CET)
Where: In the comfort of your own home! You will receive a link to the Zoom event closer to the event.


Webinar fee:
€15 SCBWI member ticket
€25 Non-member ticket

Participants must submit three illustrations by Wednesday, October 29, 2020. Note: the illustrations will be combined onto one slide.



This event is fully booked.