About Shari Albers

Professional Experience

  • Freelance illustrator and designer
  • Designer/art director, Associated Images, a multi-image production studio
  • Artist-in-residence, Minneapolis public schools
  • Art teacher, Centennial Jr. High and St. Paul Central

Some clients include:

  • League of Rural Voters (2011 National Rural Assembly graphic)
  • Good Ground Press/Editorial Development Associates/Peter Li, Inc.: Seeds magazine (pre-school); Promise magazine (kindergarten-1st grade); Good News magazine (1st-3rd grade); Venture magazine (4th-6th grade)
  • Saint Paul Rotary Club (downtown Saint Paul walking tour brochure)
  • Richardson, Richter & Associates, Inc. (Green Gatherings theme graphic for City of Saint Paul)
  • Transit for Livable Communities (logo & newsletter design; transit maps)
  • Alliance for Metropolitan Stability (newsletter design & illustration)
  • Hope Community (illustrated map)
  • Luther Seminary (web site illustration)
  • Augsburg Fortress (illustrations for Youth Talk and Living in Grace)


  • 2012 Community Investment and Leadership Award (Lake Street Business Council for work on Museum in the Streets)
  • 2012 Shabo Award Winner (Loft Literary Center: Eagle)
  • 2010 Shabo Award Honorable Mention (Loft Lit Ctr: Tattletale Crow)

I am an illustrator/designer/writer who has several children’s picture books in the works. My interests include nature, local history, community, and Minnesota farm life. Being a volunteer docent at the Hennepin History Museum (since 1994), I maintain a teaching connection with visitors of all ages. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband Steven Miller, a few reptiles, and our cat Thisbe in an old house overlooking Powderhorn Park. Our two children, Tobie and Jacob, are launched and building their own lives.

Shari Albers