Erica Sirotich is an illustrator residing in St. Petersburg, Florida. She likes animals, coffee, books, and adding to her collections of rocks, stamps, and Japanese kokeshi. Her dog Russell Redfur keeps her company while she draws all day.
Erica's authorial debut, the picture book Found Dogs, was published by Dial Books for Young Readers in July, 2017. She has also illustrated picture books for publishers like Little Simon, Running Press, and Albert Whitman & Co.
Children's publications like Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, and the Usborne Little Children's Activity Book series regularly feature Erica's illustrations. In the past, her work has appeared on toy packaging, apparel, and decor for children's rooms.
Using brushes, ink, and various pens, Erica creates images on paper and then scans them into Photoshop, composing and coloring the drawings digitally.
Her last name is a tricky one. It's pronounced /see-row-titch/.
INTERVIEWS & GUEST POSTS
"Celebrating Shelter Dogs," a Barnes & Noble Kids Blog guest post about the inspiration behind Found Dogs.
An interview about illustrating The Road That Trucks Built for Jena Berton's Simply 7 blog.
A tour of my studio and my illustration process for Found Dogs on Inside the Studio with The Children's Book Review!
Highlights Illustrator of the Year for work on Highlights Hello's November, 2016 issue. Awarded May, 2017.
SCBWI Portfolio Award, second place, Northern California SCBWI Regional Conference. Awarded spring, 2014.
Have a project in mind or just want to say hello?
Erica is available for freelance assignments and book illustration projects. To discuss a potential project, contact Erica below. To discuss a book-length project, please contact agent Jennifer Laughran (see Representation section above).