2016 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction nominee, Red Cedar Book Award nominee, named a Best Book for Kids & Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, selected for inclusion in the Calkins Classroom Library Project, shortlisted for The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada 2016 Information Book Award: The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics (Author: Edward Keenan, Owlkids Books)

2016 Best Mobile Ad, Embers Award: TELUS Spark Cloud Cannon

2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction winner, Red Cedar Book Award nominee: Why We Live Where We Live (Author: Kira Vermond, Owlkids Books)

2014 National Silver Award for Editorial Design, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education: Out of Their Minds, TCNJ Magazine

2010 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature School Age Nonfiction Award, 2009 Junior Library Guild Selection: Heroes of the Environment (Author: Harriet Rohmer, Chronicle Books) 

2010 Western Magazine Awards: The Best Time To, Swerve Magazine

2009 Western Magazine Awards: Helen Koentges, Swerve Magazine

2009 Alt Weekly Award Second Place, Illustration (circ. under 50,000k): Twin Peaked, FFWD Weekly

2008 Western Magazine Awards: Los Compadres, Swerve Magazine




Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning freelance illustrator currently residing on Vancouver Island. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Design in 2006, and has since worked for a variety of editorial, advertising, and publishing clients from around the world. She is currently available for freelance projects!

julie [at] whatwouldjuliedraw [dot] com