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Maria van Lieshout

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Maria van Lieshout grew up in Holland, and graduated from George Washington University with a BFA in Visual Communications. Her first job was as graphic designer for the Smithsonian’s Air&Space Museum. Then she joined Coca-Cola’s Brand Marketing Department in Holland, where she developed packaging and brand communications.
Maria was asked to join Coke’s Global Brand Innovation Group, where she she interviewed people all over the world, and developed new brand ideas based on what she’d learned.
In 2000, Maria followed her dream and decided to make books full-time. She found herself at the bottom of the tall and knotty beanstalk that is the path to becoming a published picture book creator.
Today, with a few scratches to her knees, a twig o
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Art is my drug of choice. Well, one of them anyway, but we won’t go into that here… A while back, I resolved to create one piece of art daily. Just to keep the rust out of my wrists. I chose to do three GrumpyGurl panels each day, because it was election time and there was lots to be snarky about. And GrumpyGurl can bring some snark. I set out with enthusiasm, whipping up a post a day.



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