About the Artist
NaShantá Fletcher is a Chicago-area illustrator, graphic artist, former cosplayer, tabletop RPG enthusiast, and Emmy nominated visual storyteller. Becoming a mother reignited her passion for children's media and story telling. NaShantá now works from her home studio, doing video production and design work for clients like Encyclopedia Britannica and Cottage Door Press.
She has illustrated two picture books for Scholastic, written by author/musician Divinity Roxx. The books Happy & Healthy and Me + You are based on songs from Divinity's Grammy-nominated children's album Ready, Set, Go!
Prior to her illustration career, NaShantá worked in broadcast television for 16 years, most notably as a Graphic Artist for the WGN Morning News, and Graphic Design Manager for the national news network, NewsNation.
NaShantá is also the former Illustrator Coordinator for the Illinois Region of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators).
For children's books, she is represented by
Lara Perkins of Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Awards & Honors
2022 SCBWI March Draw This! Winner
Art Prompt "Bad Luck"
2020 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award Nominee
Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series
2018 SCBWI October Draw This! Winner
Art Prompt "Girl Power"
2015 Illinois Broadcasters Assoc.
Silver Dome Award
Best TV Use of Graphic Design
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All designs and artwork created by NaShantá Fletcher. Content should not be used without permission.