About Laurent Linn

Laurent Linn is art director for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and art-directed Bryan Collier’s I, Too, Am America, written by Langston Hughes. He is also artistic advisor for the annual Original Art exhibition of children’s book illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

A Profile of Bryan Collier

Bryan's "self-portrait."

It was June 14th, 2011, pretty much a workday like any other at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. An art director’s job consists of juggling e-mails, meetings, art notes, book designs, and 
the like. I knew one highlight that day would be Bryan Collier bringing in his first finished piece of art for […]