BARBARA NESSIM IS AN ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR IN NYC. She has had a long and successful career as an artist and is still making art. She has been an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she taught in the MFA Computer Arts Program, and at Parsons New School for Design as a Professor in the Illustration Department. Barbara also served as the Chairperson of Illustration at Parsons from 1992-2004. Barbara was recently appointed the first Artist's Laureate by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.