Regina is an art director, book designer, and illustrator. She graduated in 2009 with a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts. She's hapa: half Filipino and half American and 100% constructed from witchcraft, yarn, sewing needles, and snacks. She's a friend to imaginary creatures everywhere.
Regina is represented by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary. View her portfolio here.
Regina is also the cohost of the podcast Which Witch is Witch, a pop culture podcast about ladies who use magic. If you want to hear her and Derrick Sanskrit wax poetic about witches, feminism, and lots of tangents about X-Men, check that out here!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Bloomsbury USA, Walker Books for Young Readers, Random House, Sourcebooks, The University of the Arts, Amazon Publishing Company, Simon and Schuster Simon Pulse, and others.
2018 Honorable Mention Bertelsmann Creativity Boot Camp for Living Covers, animated e reader cover pitch
2017 Best Children's Book Series Category 1st Place, New York Book Show: Night World Series (cover art direction and designer, interior art direction and design)
2016 Best Children's Book Category 3rd Place, New York Book Show: Diary of a Haunting (jacket art direction and design, cover art direction and design, interior art direction and design)
Interviews and Speaking Engagements
If you're interested in interviewing Regina for your blog or website, or if you'd like her to join your panel or be a guest speaker at your design/illustration event, drop her a note! She loves any opportunity to talk about book design, illustration, and art direction! Bonus points if you need a visual presentation; her animated gif game is strong.
On the Internet and Beyond:
Interviewed on Smart Bitches Trashy Books podcast
Guest on New Visions podcast with Society of Illustrators
Panelist on Diversity in Design at Penguin Random House, in association with the Young to Publishing Group
Panelist on Designing Diverse Book covers, in association with the Penguin Random House Diversity Council
Presenter on cover design and art direction for diverse high school students, in association with the Children’s Book Council
Interviewed by the author of The Window
Behind the Scenes for THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN on GetUnderlined
New York Comic Con panel speaker: Women of Color Break Out the Books
Readers recreate my design for When Dimple Met Rishi
Casual Optimist Best of 2017 for This Mortal Coil and When Dimple Met Rishi
Paste Magazine Best of 2017 for When Dimple Met Rishi
Bookish Best of 2017 for This Mortal Coil and When Dimple Met Rishi
BookMachine Week 2015 panel speaker
Guest speaker for UArts Illustration Seniors
Guest speak for UArts Illustration Seniors