Some clients

Abelson Taylor

AIDS Project Los Angeles

Aartpak Inc.

Family Dog Magazine (AKC)

American Planning Magazine

Amazon

Algonquin Books

ASPCA magazine

The Boston Globe

Boyds Mills Press

California Magazine

The Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Computer World

Cricket Magazine

Crosscut.com

Diversity Inc.

Everett Herald

Fred Hutch Cancer Institute

Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Harper’s Magazine

Harvard Business Review

Henry Holt BFYR

Hearst Corporation

The Los Angeles Times

Improper Bostonian

Lowell House Publishing

MoPOP Museum (EMP) 

Oracle

Ozy.com

Ornithological Society
Macmillan

Microsoft

Ms. Magazine

Natural Health

New York Times

Pacific Northwest Ballet

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Progressive

St. Martin’s Press

Sterling Publishing 

Soc. of Pro. Journalists

Two Lions Publishing

TD Wang

The Progressive

Utne Reader

VIV Magazine

The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post

Workman Publishing

Zango Creative

Work

I worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper until it’s closure in 2009. Now I mostly do children’s books and illustration. My first book, "Don’t Lick the Dog," was selected as a 2010 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, starred for Outstanding Merit and accepted to the Society of Illustrators Original Art show. Other books include “A Cat Like That” (also a Bank Street pick), “Snowboy 1,2,3,” “Rabbit Stew,” "Pony in the City," and "Nanny Paws." Coming Fall 2021: "Old Pearl." Illustrations for middle-grade non-fiction, "Your Body, Yourself: Q&A," and "The Teen Body Book, a Guide to Your Changing Body." 

I also do information graphics and teach bookmaking to children and adults. I’m available for storytimes, and author visits.

Some awards: American Illustration Annual, Best of the West, Society of News Design International, Bank Street Books, Society of Publication Designers, Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Illustrators.

Play

I hang out with my husband Joe Wahman, (he’s a writer) and our kids (who look and act like standard poodles). We live in a house in Tacoma with a magnificent Monkey Puzzle Tree.

I love yoga, and getting plenty of ‘rigorous exercise’ (as my Dad used to say). I occasionally meditate, I always draw and read. I love being with my friends and family, but I also like just thinking about them (I need a lot of alone time). I'm easily lured out of my house for plays and museums and walks on the beach or in the woods. My favorite places in my old home town are the La Brea Tar Pits, the Temporary Contemporary and the Watts Towers. I prefer my coffee with chocolate almond milk and my favorite food is popcorn.

What some say

“Wendy gets it. She’s fast and efficient, and always ready on

the draw with a surprising,

fresh idea.”

– Wes Bausmith,

Design Editor

Los Angeles Times 

 

“Everyone who worked directly with Wendy sang her praises. She’s a joy to work with and a complete pro with unstoppable

creative genius.”

– Arni Adler, Project Manager, MoPop (EMP)

 

“Wendy is a fountain of ideas and illustrations. She does more work in three days than most do in two weeks! She is the person I turn to when I need a project done with imagination. Her work is filled with humor and clever touches that engage viewers on a variety of levels.”

– Julie Simon, Art Director, Seattle P-I

 

“Wendy Wahman is a genius at illustrating stories and developing infographics, which is why I always seek her out for my favorite stories. Her brilliant insights have enhanced some of the best editorial projects I’ve deveoloped as an editor and writer.”

– Joe Copeland, Senior Editor Crosscut.com

 

“Wendy is my go-to person for clean and contemporary maps and info-graphics. Her background in journalism, attention to detail and willingness to go the extra round, make her an invaluable asset to our team. Professional and unflappable under deadline, Wendy is a true pleasure to work with.”

– Joan Cairney, Art director 

Planning Magazine

Recipient of the 2019 Martha Weston Grant, and a grant from the City of Tacoma for Progress, a graphic memoir.

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