Carrie Hartman's award-winning illustration work includes book illustration, editorial work, character design, greeting cards, advertising, comic books, identity and branding, murals, and more. She has illustrated twenty picture books, authored one, and is currently writing several more.
Her illustrations have appeared in New York Magazine, American Baby, Midwest Living, Seattle Monthly, Minneapolis–St. Paul Magazine, the Hartford Courant, St. Louis Magazine, the Star Tribune, and the Baltimore Sun. Some of her clients include HGTV, American Greetings, Office Depot, Target, ING, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Sterling Publishing, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the Minnesota State Fair.
Her work has received multiple industry awards, including one from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. In 2006, the popular picture book My Mouth Is A Volcano received the Association of Educational Publishers' top award for the best illustrated children’s book for the educational industry.
Hartman has been a member of MCAD's design faculty, teaching in the illustration department, since 2004. She was also a member of the illustration faculty at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. She is a frequent guest speaker for children's literature conferences, library events, book festivals, and school visits. She lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with her husband, two teenagers, and preschooler.