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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. He’s won 5 medals from the Society of Illustrators, a medal from the Society of Illustrators West, and 2 medals from the 3x3 International Illustration annual. His book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) received a Kate Greenaway Medal nomination in 2016. His most recent book The Boy And The Wild Blue Girl was released in March of 2020 with Balzer + Bray (Harper Collins). Keith resides in the mountains of Bellingham Washington with his two boys surrounded by giant spiders 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 2019