The Creative Process is an Ongoing Process
When the vice president, Kathy Landwehr, and creative director, Nicki Carmack, of Peachtree Publishers gave their presentation, we the audience were given a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the orgins of a story idea progresses into a finished manuscript ready for publication as well as the pertinent roles that the editors and art directors play. Everyone has an equal part to ensure the best for the book's release. It may take months to foster an idea, to create the best artwork, or just to get inspired, but when it all comes together it's guaranteed to be a beautiful masterpiece because of all the creative and relentless minds involved in its production.
I'll Know it When I See It
Lastly, this is a quote I can relate to when it comes to seeing some good art. During the Q&A when the faculty was asked, "What are the desicive factors at play when deciding which illustrator to work with on a new book," they all agreed with, "I'll know it when I see it." Of course there are other factors that play a role in the decision-making process, but in the end it's the work of the illustrator best suited for the job who gets the gig.