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Photos by Kyle Johnson

Keith's work has appeared on book covers, children's books, t-shirts, album covers, posters, skateboard decks, and even a watch. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New Yorker in addition to many other national publications. He received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2000, and his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2013 and doesn’t regret the student debt one bit. His list of awards includes 5 medals from the Society of Illustrators, a medal from the Society of Illustrators West, and 2 medals from the 3x3 International Illustration annual and his book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) received a Kate Greenaway Medal nomination. His most recent book Art Is Life was released in December of 2020 with Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Keith resides in downtown Bellingham Washington with his two boys surrounded by mountains and ocean and teaches illustration at Western Washington University.

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Society of Illustrators #62 Gold medal - Book
Society of Illustrators #58 Gold medal - Advertising
Society of Illustrators #57 Silver medal - Uncomissioned
Society of Illustrators #55 Silver medal - Sequential
Society of Illustrators #55 Silver medal -Uncommssioned
Communication Arts
American Illustration
3x3 (Gold, Bronze)
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles (bronze #54)
Creative Quarterly
Lurzer’s Archive Best 200 Illustrators
The Society of Publication Designers
The Society for News Design

All images © Keith Negley 2024