Katherine Eskovitz Author, Founder & CEO
Katherine is an award-winning children's author, parenting expert, and Founder of little BLUEPRINT. A graduate of Yale Law School and Cornell University, Katherine practiced law for seventeen years as a federal prosecutor and partner in a national law firm before turning her courtroom skills, and experience as a former speechwriter, to writing for a new audience: children. What started as a hobby over a decade ago, researching and writing personalized books to address new experiences and transitions for her children, quickly turned into a full-time endeavor, writing for friends and family all over the country . . . the requests were insatiable. Thus, little BLUEPRINT was officially born in January 2010, and years of research on child development and brain science, collaboration with experts, and writing began. Katherine speaks as an educator and specialist on plan-based learning to parents and children across the country. She is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and other national publications. A native New Yorker, Katherine lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and three young children.
Jessica Churchill Illustrator
Jessica studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a BA and certification in Art Education. Jessica lives in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. Typical of Vermonters, Jessica juggles four jobs: an illustrator and designer out of her home studio; assistant designer and marketer for a local sign company; owner of a small perennial gardening business; and most importantly, raising and managing the special care of her seven-year-old daughter.
So many talented people make up our team of master craftspersons, including a broad range of experts, graphic designers, editors, and MBA's. To highlight a few who helped build our original blueprint:
Wendy Bremen Business
Wendy brings twenty years of experience in the book and magazine publishing, internet, and consulting industries. She has an MBA from the Wharton School and is a certified executive coach. In addition to working with several start-up firms, Wendy has worked with major brands including The Hearst Book Group, American Express Publishing, Ernst & Young, and The Wharton Small Business Development Center. Wendy lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and three young children.
Leslie Budnick Editor
Leslie has been editing children's books since 1999, when she began her career at Scholastic, Inc. She has worked on numerous award-winning picture books, middle grade, and young adults novels. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two young daughters, and cat.
Gina Shaw Editor
Gina has been an editor of children's books for the past forty years. She has edited and written children's books for all ages. She was the Editorial Director of Scholastic's Book Club Original Publishing, where she and her staff created more than 150 books a year for children. Gina lives with her husband and two dogs on Long Island. She shares her love of books with her three young grandchildren.
Inga Brege Graphic Designer
Inga Brege is a graphic designer, programmer, writer, and project manager. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard in psychology. Inga lives in Washington, DC with her husband.