Noa Denmon in a blue denim jacket and a leopard print scarf leaning against a brick wall and smiling

BFA '18

Illustration (BFA)

Noa Denmon BFA ’18 (Illustration) is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with clients such as The New York Times, Google, Penguin and Macmillan Publishers.

She won a Caldecott Honor Award in 2020 for her debut children’s book, A Place Inside of Me, which tells the story of a boy who reckons with his identity as a black child in a world of pain. 

She loves to uplift and depict the stories of the underrepresented, and hopes to create work that displays humanity in all of its differences. 

The cover of the children's book A Place Inside of Me that includes an illustration of a young skateboarder smiling