Stacy Innerst was born in Los Angeles and studied art and history at the University of New Mexico. His work has appeared in print, web and broadcast media in the U.S. and abroad including: the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Film Roman, Harvard Business Review,, New York Times, Washington Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Dallas Morning News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Arizona Republic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Industry Standard, Upside, American Lawyer, Reason, Christianity Today, Buddhadharma, The Kemper Group, IBM, CIO magazine, Live Nation, Mortgage Banking, Dickinson College, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, American Airlines, Chronicle of Higher Education, Brown University, Syracuse University, Augustine Institute, PBS, McGraw Hill, Harper Collins, Boyds Mills Press, Berkeley Press and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Publishers. His clients have included the NFL, Major League Baseball, Landesberg Design, Heinz Foundation, Pohly & Partners, ARC Music (UK), Ringling Brothers Circus for which he designed a series of mythological creatures for a humane circus, and the Pittsburgh Steelers for which he painted custom football helmets for Jerome Bettis, Hines Ward and Jeff Reed.

He’s received many awards for his work including recognition from American Illustration, the New York Society of Illustrators, Society of Illustrators Traveling Exhibition, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Print Magazine Design Annual, a Gold Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, an American Film Festival Video Award, 2 Silver Medals from the Society for News Design and inclusion in Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of RBG vs Inequality 
byJonah Winter, Abrams, 2017
Junior Library Guild Selection

The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue by Suzanne Slade, Calkins Creek, 2016
Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration, SCBWI, 2017
Starred review from School Library Journal
Starred review from Publishers Weekly
Starred review from Kirkus Reviews
Starred review from Booklist
Eureka Gold Medal from California Reading Association
Parents’ Choice Gold Medal
Bank Street Best Children’s Books 2017 with outstanding merit 
Junior Library Guild Selection
Booklist Top Ten

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation by Peggy Thomas, Calkins Creek, 2015
Golden Kite Honor, SCBWI, 2016
Junior Library Guild Selection
Starred review from School Library Journal
Eureka Honor from California Reading Association 

The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Junior Library Guild Selection
Washington Post’s list of Best New Titles of  of 2013
A CLA Notable Children’s Book in the English Language Arts
2015 Flicker Tale Children’s Book Awards

Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea, A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011

Starred review from Publishers Weekly
Starred review from School Library Journal
Junior Library Guild Selection
Publishers Weekly Best Book 2011

Lincoln Tells a Joke, How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

Starred review from Publishers Weekly
Starred review from School Library Journal 
Smithsonian Books to Read, 2011

The Worm Family by Tony Johnston, Harcourt, 2004

Starred review from Publishers Weekly
Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award

M is for Music by Kathleen Krull, Harcourt, 2003

Starred review from School Library Journal 
Parents Choice Gold Medal
School Library Journal, Best Book, 2003
NY Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best


California Center for the Arts, Art Institute of Chicago; NY Society of Illustrators, Editorial, Book Categories; NY Society of Illustrators, Original Art Show;  Albuquerque Museum of Art; NM State University, Las Cruces, Close to the Border; Brigham Young University; Columbus College of Art; Spertus Museum, Chicago; Bremen Museum, Atlanta; Grand Central Gallery, Cal State Fullerton University; Tamarind Institute of Lithography, NM (guest artist); Savannah College of Art and Design; Stockton College; Barton College; Ettinger Gallery, Laguna, CA; Boise State University Gallery; Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA.