Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Professional Series Mtg with Cindy De La Cruz

Date(s) - 02/26/2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Join us on Zoom Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM Pacific to welcome Cindy De la Cruz as our special guest for the SCBWI WWA February Professional Series Meeting. You won’t want to miss this.


Book Design and Production


Join Cindy De la Cruz, book designer for Penguin Young Readers for a deep dive on the design and production side of book making! This keynote is a MUST for published and pre-published illustrators and anyone interested in book design! Cindy will explain how an art director, designer, illustrator work together on a book, and more specifically, she’ll share what goes into book design and how an illustrator can best work with a designer on this process. She’ll demonstrate important elements in illustrating covers, and you’ll see examples of how specific design choices can elevate a spread, cover, or overall book design.


Fees are non-refundable.

SCBWI members: $10 

Nonmembers: $15



Cindy De la Cruz is a Dominican Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Queens, NY. She earned a BFA in illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Currently, she is a children’s books designer at Penguin Young Readers and has previously worked at Macmillan’s Children’s Group and Tor Books. In her free time, she enjoys watching horror movies, drinking tea, and rollerblading.





Register Below:

This virtual webinar will be presented via Zoom Saturday, February 26, at 10:00 AM Pacific. Registration is required. Note that registration closes at midnight, Thursday, February 24, or once we reach capacity. Register now to reserve your spot! If you are an SCBWI member, please log in to your SCBWI account to register.



All confirmed registrants will receive an email containing the event’s access information by Friday, February 25. Several days after the live event, confirmed registrants will also receive access to a replay of the webinar.