Liz Burdick ’22 illustrating in her Maine College of Art & Design studio when she was a student.
We are thrilled to share that Liz Burdick '22, a recent graduate from our BFA Illustration major, was named the first Summer Illustration Fellow at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Maine through a program created with our Artists at Work team.
TNC is a nonprofit organization that works across the state of Maine to maintain healthy, connected ecosystems, from forests to rivers to the sea. It develops and supports inclusive policies that address the realities of climate change while partnering with local communities to help them build a brighter future.
Each year, TNC will work with a new graduate from the Maine College of Art & Design Illustration department to create original work for the annual report.
“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to work with The Nature Conservancy in Maine and illustrate its 2022 Annual Report,” said Burdick. “I have always wanted to pursue a career in the editorial field. Thanks to the knowledge and support of my amazing professors and the team at Artists at Work, I feel confident that I can make a successful career in this field. I look forward to working with The Nature Conservancy because of its exciting and important mission.”
Burdick is the second fellow from Maine College of Art & Design on The Nature Conservancy’s team in Maine. In March, Bea Hesselbart, Salt ’21, was named the group’s Documentary Storytelling Fellow. In her one-year engagement, Hesselbart is documenting TNC stories through original photography and video to build awareness and encourage the support of those caring for the natural world.