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Kristen Nobles, Publisher, Page Street Publishing
Kristen Nobles is the founding publisher for the new children’s division of Page Street Publishing. She spent the past 13 years at Candlewick and Walker Books Group, most recently as group art director. Kristen is focusing on collaborating with new talent and publishing art-led narrative picture books for ages 4-8, occasionally board books for ages 0-3, and visually driven concept books. She loves picture book biographies, strong characters, a unique style or retro look made new again, and looks for a surprising spin on traditional themes in children’s books. As a former art director, Kristen enjoys developing picture books from a visual perspective.
At Candlewick Press, Kristen worked with author/illustrators Carson Ellis, Steve Light, Leslie Patricelli and Matt Tavares as well as illustrators Sophie Blackall, John Rocco, Ed Young, and many others on award-winning books. She graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in Communication Design and Art History, and has pursued further studies at SVA, Harvard, and Mass Art. Kristen was also a senior designer at Chronicle Books in San Francisco for five years.
Most weekends, Kristen spends her time hiking, swimming, and curled up with a good book next to the wood stove at her lake house in Maine.