Hello! I am an author/illustrator creating stories and art for children's books and graphic novels.  I love timeless stories that linger and grow tendrils into your heart. And I love crafting worlds of fantasy, folklore, myth, and magic. 

I live in Berkeley, CA with my husband, daughter and son.  On our days off you'll find us making mischief in the garden and diving into waves in the ocean.

I'm a member of SCBWI and was a runner up for the Martha Weston Grant in 2016.  I am currently writing and illustrating picture book for young children, and a graphic novel for young adults.

Awards + Recognition

  • Runner up for the SCBWI Martha Weston Grant, 2016
  • Society of Illustrators West 52, 49
  • Society of Illustrators NY “The Original Art” Exhibition
  • Special Jury Award for Animation - South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW).
    See a full list of Film Festival recognition here.


  • Learning A-Z
  • Capstone Press
  • National Geographic Learning
  • Heinemann Publishing
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Scholastic
  • Boomer Esiason Foundation
  • Picture Window Books

Contact Information
nadine (AT) nadinetakvorian (DOT) com