DIANA SCHOENBRUN is an illustrator, author, designer, and puppet builder. Diana received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Diana enjoys designing children's books for Penguin Random House Golden Books and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is excited to be illustrating her first picture book, Take Your Octopus to School Day, written by Audrey Vernick, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in 2018.

Awards & Publications

  • Society of Illustrators, Gold Medal, Comic and Cartoon Art Annual 2016, Special format: A Walk in Brooklyn
  • Society of Illustrators, Stevan Dohanos 2nd Place honor 
  • American Illustration Annual
  • 3x3 Annual
  • Uppercase Magazine 
  • Creative Quarterly
  • Errratum 
  • Illozine 

Film credits
Puppet builder and Miss Piggy specialist for the Disney films

  • The Muppets (2011)
  • The Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Craft Books 

  • Beasties: How to Make 22 Mischievous Monsters That Go Bump in the Night
  • Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More

Etsy, Makerfaire, The American Folk Art Museum NYC, Museum of Craft and Folk Art San Francisco, and 826NYC

Penguin Random House, Nintendo, Walmart, Andrews McMeel, McGrawHill, Houghton-Mifflin, Razor & Tie Music, and Multiview Creative