“I love mash-ups,” says Scott Nash. “It’s my Peanut Butter Cup approach to creative endeavors…. take two or more things that taste great together and mess around with them.” Over the years Nash’s “messing around” has launched him on many creative adventures, including designing Nickelodeon’s beloved orange logo, developing animated properties for Disney and MTV Networks, and writing and illustrating a swashbuckling novel about pirate birds.
While a partner of the Boston design firms Corey McPherson Nash and its sister, Big Blue Dot, Scott developed an expertise in branding and creative development for print and on-air media. Scott is now the owner of Nashbox, a studio with an emphasis on design for kids in the entertainment, consumer product, and publishing worlds. Nash looks for projects with integrity, depth, and a sense of humor. This emphasis on quality is evident in his books.
An accomplished illustrator with a distinctive vibrant style, Scott has illustrated more than thirty children’s books, including Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, Martian Rock, and The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields; Over The Moon by Rachel Vail; Betsy Who Cried Wolf! and Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine; Snow Day!, Beach Day!, Rainy Day! and Camping Day by Patricia Lakin; the Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown; and Catch That Baby! by Nancy Coffelt.
In 2004, Scott made his debut as author-illustrator with the publication of Tuff Fluff: The Case of Duckie’s Missing Brain. He also created an illustrated novel called The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay The Pirate. Scott has lectured widely and taught at Boston University, Northeastern University, and the Art Institute of Boston. He helped establish and is the chair of the illustration department at the Maine College of Art. Scott is a graduate of the Swain School of Design and holds a master’s in Graphic Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He lives with his wife, collage artist and illustrator Nancy Gibson-Nash, and their dog, Zephyr, on what he calls “a floating chunk of Portland” called Peaks Island, Maine.