E. B. GOODALE
E. B. Goodale (‘Good’ + ‘Ale’) grew up in a home full of music just outside Boston, MA. She started playing violin at the age of 5 and always thought she would be a musician until, at 18, she decided to prioritize visual art over music. She went on to earn a BFA in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
She fell in love with printmaking in college and worked for many years as a press operator in several letterpress studios. This work influenced her illustration style and, as time went on, transformed into designing a specially branded line of letterpress cards and products with Smudge Ink, which are distributed worldwide. Her work is also licensed with Postable.com and her designs have been featured in Real Simple Magazine.
She credits her years working at the original Curious George store in Harvard Square for her education on an unbelievable breadth of children’s books.
E. B. writes and illustrates picture books from her home in historic Salem, MA where she lives with her husband, Jeff, her son, August, and a black cat named Green.