ABOUT GLENN

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Inspired by the work of Jack Davis, Mort Drucker and John Buscema, Glenn’s ambition was to create and illustrate comic books. However financial concerns won out (as they always seem to do) and after graduating from The Art Institute of Philadelphia he accepted a position at Gimbels Department Store as a layout artist. He exhibited enough skill to the Art Directors there to have the opportunity to fill in on illustration assignments for merchandising men’s fashions, appliances, home furnishings and store promotional assignments such as a full page illustration for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade then sponsored by Gimbels.

In 1975 he became Art Director at Mitchell & Company advertising where he cut his teeth on national accounts such as Beech Nut® baby food and The Army National Guard.

Two years later Glenn left the agency and accepted a position with the Advertising Specialty Institute where he would spend the next 32 years. Over time Glenn would climb to the position of Corporate Art Director and manage the Design Department directing the design and production of a group of monthly trade magazines and periodicals as well as the company’s promotional graphics. He would go on to receive recognition with awards in art direction and graphic design from The Art Directors Club of Philadelphia, Folio Magazine’s “Face to Face” competition for Publication Design and the Apex Awards for Publication Excellence. 


Independently Glenn has also received awards for illustration from The Philadelphia Sketch Club, The Art Directors Club of Philadelphia and The Artists Guild of Delaware Valley.

Glenn's clients include Major League Baseball, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Great Lakes Publishing, Rich Brands, Inc., The Wall Street Journal and Thomson/West Publishing. His children’s work has been published by the United Methodist Publishing House, Compass Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Learning A to Z  and Hachai Publishing. Glenn has also illustrated the children's books “Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key To Being Happy”, "Baby's Bucket Book", "Buckets, Dippers and Lids" and "Best Bucket Filler Ever!" for Bucket Fillers, Inc. which have gathered 34 awards for publishing excellence internationally including the prestigious "Mom's Choice" Gold medal and the Silver medal for book design from the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Glenn has served on the faculty of Cabrini College and The Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. He is member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an executive board member of the
Bucks County Illustrators Society

You may contact Glenn at gzimmer@comcast.net


For childrens' projects contact www.wendylynn.com

HONORS & AWARDS

DaVinci Eye Finalist
Eric Hoffer Awards
2022
“Best Bucket Filler Ever!
Author: Carol McCloud
Illustrations: Glenn Zimmer


Embracing Our Differences Exhibit
2022
Sarasota, Florida


Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold
“Best Bucket Filler Ever!
2021
Children’s Picture Book – Religion & Spirituality


Phillustration 12
2020 –
Philadelphia Sketch Club

First Place - Book Illustration 

Book Excellence Awards

Buckets, Dippers, and Lids

Jul 2018

2018 - Best Picture Book - All ages

Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

Buckets, Dippers, and Lids

Jun 2018

2018 - Second Place, Children's Non-fiction Books
2018 - Honorable Mention, Children's Picture Books - Ages 6 & Older
2018 - Honorable Mention, School Issues Books

Mom's Choice Awards

Buckets, Dippers, and Lids

May 2018

2018 - Gold Medal, Children's Picture Books, Mom's Choice Awards

2015 Green Book Festival

JM Northern Media

Jun 2015

BABY'S BUCKET BOOK
Honorable Mention
Author: Carol McCloud
Design and Illustration: Glenn Zimmer

2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

Five Star Publications

Jun 2015

​BUCKET FILLING FROM A TO Z COLORING BOOK

First Place: Activity Books
Authors: Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke
Illustrator: Glenn Zimmer

Amsterdam Book Festival

JM Northern Media

May 2015

BUCKET FILLING FROM A TO Z: THE KEY TO BEING HAPPY
Honorable Mention
Authors: Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke
Design and Illustration: Glenn Zimmer

BABY"S BUCKET BOOK
Honorable Mention
Author: Carol McCloud
Design and Illustration: Glenn Zimmer

 

2015 Great Southeast Book Festival

JM Northern Media

Feb 2015

BABY'S BUCKET Book
Children's Picture Books
Honorable Mention
Author: Carol McCloud
Design and Illustration: Glenn Zimmer

2015 Los Angeles Book Festival

JM Northern Media

Feb 2015

BABY'S BUCKET Book

Children's Picture Books
Honorable Mention
Author: Carol McCloud
Design and Illustration: Glenn Zimmer

​2014 Mom's Choice Award - Gold

Mom's Choice Awards

Dec 2014

BABY'S BUCKET Book
Children's Picture Books: Growing Up/Personal Growth
Gold
Author: Carol McCloud
Design and Illustration: Glenn Zimmer

2014 NAPPA Awards

National Parenting Publications Awards

Oct 2014

"Bucket Filling From A To Z: The Key To Being Happy"
Authors: Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke Illustrations: Glenn Zimmer
Honors - Children's Books

2014 Readers Favorite Book Awards

Readers Favorite, LLC

Aug 2014

Silver Medal - Children Educational
"Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy"
Authors: Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke
Illustrations: Glenn Zimmer

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