*Meet The Ladies*
Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, owner and founder of the studio, is also a professor of illustration
at her alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
She has cultivated the careers of many wonderful talents, and has recently become a published
writer- her first book, Construction Kitties, illustrated by Shari Halpern hit the stores fall 2013!
Judy Sue enjoys cooking, Spinone dogs and… anything Italian really.
April Jones Prince has a history in writing and editing. Upon graduating from UNC she
began to work at Harper. Her move to New England, and love of childrens literature brought
her to the Studio; April has been agenting for over ten years.
April has written numerous trade books including Amazon’s #1 selling board book duo DIG IN!
and DIVE IN! illustrated by Michelle Berg.
Talia Levitt is a graduate of RISD and former student of Judy Sue. Trained as a designer, she
creates the promotional material for the Studio as well as oversees much of the art that strolls on through. She has been agenting illustrators for four years.
Talia has designed several books, and also teaches Continuing Education at RISD. When she is
not on the computer, or in the classroom, she can be found in her painting studio.