Schwab, Alicia

Contact Info:

Lives in: Plymouth, MN

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 763-504-1196

Illustrator of: Children’s Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Picture Books, YA Fiction, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction and German Market Publications

Age Group: Picture Books, all ages


TAKÓŽA: WALKS WITH THE BLUE MOON GIRL, written by Tara Perron, illustrated and designed by Alicia Schwab, Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing, 2020

THE MUKLUK BALL, written by Katharine Johnson, illustrated by Alicia Schwab, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2018

ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY: GUIDE TO REFLECTIVE AND INTENTIONAL GIVING, written by Elizabeth Child, illustrated by Alicia Schwab St Catherine University, 2011

GOOD GRIEF, written by Sid Korpi | Cover Illustration: Alicia Schwab, Healy House Books, 2009

GREAT GROUP SKITS, written by Lynn Grasberg and Gina Oldenburg, illustrated by Alicia Schwab, Search Institute Press, 2009

Books in German can be found here:

Book Awards:
  • 2019 Nominated for 31st Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Award: The Mukluk Ball
  • 2011 Green Book Award—(Category: Animals) for the book: Good Grief.
  • 2010 Premiere Book Award—”Best Book of the Year”, (Category: Self-Help) for the book: Good Grief.
  • 2010 Reviewers Choice Award from Reader Views (Category: Inspiration/ Spirituality) for the book: Good Grief.
  • 2010 IPPY—Independent Publishers Book Award (Category: Pets/Animals) for the book: Good Grief.
  • 2007 Plymouth, MN Fine Arts Council, 2nd place Banner Contest.
  • 1997 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design
  • 1996 Germany’s Most Beautiful Book Award, (Category: Science) 1993 AIGA/Minnesota Design Show
Alicia Schwab holds a BFA in art and design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and began her career by co-founding a graphic design firm in Hannover, Germany. Her award winning illustration work includes books illustration (including a few in the German market), editorial work, advertising, and design. Select clients: Minnesota Historical Society Press, Minnesota Women’s Press, Search Institute Press, St Catherine’s University Press, General Mills, and the City of Plymouth, MN. Alicia has presented at children’s literature conferences, book festivals, library events, and school visits from K-12. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Presentation Title & Description:
Alicia offers programming geared towards writers and illustrators for conference and library/book events; as well as, fun/motivational programming the K-12 audience.
*Also available for virtual presentations/events via Zoom
Contact Alicia for pricing at: [email protected]. Bookings for partial days, full day(s) accepted, as well as for conferences and other book events. Expenses also include mileage reimbursement for any travel over 50 miles from Plymouth, MN and lodging expenses for travel over 100 miles.