Ellen Weinstein was born and raised in New York City. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and New York’s High School of Art and Design. She is a contributor to Time Magazine, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Ellen has created images for many design firms, book publishers, and cultural institutions, including most recently The Nashville Symphony, Georges DuBoeuf wine, Simon & Schuster, and Workman Press.
Awards include American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Society of Publication Designers, and The Art Directors Club. Ellen is featured in an 8-page article in the March/April 2013 issue of Communication Arts magazine.
She exhibits her work in local New York galleries as well as galleries in the US and Italy. She lectures and conducts workshops in various art schools and internationally including Associazione Culturale Teatrio in Venice, Italy, Amarillo Design Space in Xalapa, Mexico and at ICON6, The Illustration Conference. She is an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Ellen is the President of ICON8, The Illustration Conference that will be held July 9-12, 2014 in Portland Oregon. Ellen lives with her husband, illustrator, David Flaherty and their mini-long haired Dachshund, Fritzie.