I'm an illustrator working in a studio on the east side of Toronto, in the Leslieville neighbourhood.
I travel, I read, I eat - I need to ride my bike more. Maybe some running.
I teach part-time during the fall and winter semesters in the Illustration BA at Sheridan College - and I love it. The students make me think, and then think again.
In 2009 I illustrated my first picture book for Henry Holt Books and Co., named 'An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers' , now in its third printing.
Conceptual and intuitive, Julia Breckenreid's images have garnered recognition from many awards annuals and associations; Society of Illustrators (NY), Communication Arts, 3x3, American Illustration, SILA, and in the book "100 Illustrators", as chosen by Steven Heller. Breckenreid's work has also been honoured with a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York.
Clients include; The New York Times, Nautilus, Oprah Magazine, Middlebury, Stanford, More, The Walrus, The Baffler, UCLA, Johns Hopkins… Random House, Penguin, Mondadori, Chronicle Books, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Mud Puppy/Galison... Lots and lots.