About Dawn

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Dawn N. Ericson is a natural history artist, designer, and co-founder of Manta Publications. Dawn’s work is focused on natural history publications featuring both marine and terrestrial wildlife.

Since 1993, Dawn Navarro Ericson has produced numerous natural history editorials. For six years she worked with writer Robert E. Snodgrass (Curator of Fishes for the Birch Aquarium  – SCRIPPS INSTITUTE of OCEANOGRAPHY in La Jolla, California) on a weekly DawnBobsyndicated newspaper column for THE LOS ANGELES TIMES titled OCEAN ENCOUNTERS a graphic & text factoid on marine life and the ocean environment. As a team, Dawn and Robert collaborated as MANTA Publication, specializing in natural history posters, books and editorials.

Dawn has received illustration and publishing assignments and grants for environmental-educational projects from: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Blue Ocean Institute, Channel Islands National Park, Western National Park Ass., Hewlett Packard Foundation, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission; 2003 and 2006 Pie Grant, Sea Grant, California Science Center, Los Angeles Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Los Angeles Audubon, PADDI, Santa Monica/Malibu Schools District, The Los Angeles Unified School District, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Diego Zoo, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, The Los Angeles Times, Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach and Celebrity Cruises.

NATURE UNFOLDING is Dawn’s on-going series of science – natural history guides. The series began in 2010 with TIDEPOOLS and most recently – GRAY WHALES  2017.

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