Norman Bendell’s warm, witty illustrations have been the driving force behind some of the most successful campaigns in the history of advertising. His award winning editorial work has also appeared in hundreds of publications and best selling books worldwide.
After graduation from The American Academy of Art, he began his career in Chicago. Moving to New York, he soon became an award winning art director, designer and creative director with a resume including some of the world’s most prestigious and successful accounts.
In the late 80′s Norm brought his experience and skill to the world of humorous illustration. His debut illustration for the Perrier campaign won “Ad of the Year” honors. It was the first of many awards and sales records set for clients with astonishing regularity.
Currently, Norm is enjoying the success of his best selling books for American Girl Publishing “The Care and Keeping of You” and “The Feelings Book”, with sales approaching 5 million copies.