Directory of Illustration Success Story: Zina Saunders for Smithsonian Magazine

Zina Saunders is an award-winning illustrator and animator living and working in New York City. She is the daughter of prolific pulp magazine artist Norman Saunders and attributes many of her first forays into professional illustration to him. Her animations and editorial work can be seen in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Progressive, Mother Jones, Discover Magazine, The Real News and most recently – Smithsonian Magazine.

Zina was commissioned by Smithsonian Magazine to do several portraits for their September issue. When Zina asked the client how they came across her work, they told her it was through the Directory of Illustration!

From Zina:

“I’m really impressed! This is after only about a month on the Directory of Illustration website, and before my page in the book has even come out!

And that’s not all; I’ve been commissioned by a few people who have seen the portraits in Smithsonian, about commissioning more portraits. So, yup, Directory of Illustration works great!”

 

Check out the portraits below:

Author William Souder

Author William Souder

Photographer Claire Rosen

Photographer Claire Rosen

Author Tony Hiss

Author Tony Hiss

Author Ed Caesar

Author Ed Caesar

Author Doug Preston

Author Doug Preston

Photographer Henrik Knudsen

Photographer Henrik Knudsen

Illustrator Maira Kalman

Illustrator Maira Kalman

Congrats Zina!

For more of her work, please visit her Directory of Illustration portfolio or her website.