Always told she would be a writer, Dawn DeVries Sokol earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s renowned Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. But she yearned to create visually, and soon worked her way from editing newspapers to art directing magazines, such as America West Airlines Magazine—from which a feature she art directed landed in Print Magazine’s 2002 Regional Design Annual. For 10 years, she designed books for U.S. publishers such as Sterling Publishing, Gibbs Smith, North Light, Quarry, and The Countryman Press.

Now a widely published author, artist, and illustrator, she lives and creates in her Tempe, AZ, studio with her dog, Lola.


Hopscotch in Amsterdam. Photo by TJ Sokol.

Hopscotch in Amsterdam. Photo by TJ Sokol.


  • 1000 Artist Journal Pages

  • Doodle Diary

  • Doodle Sketchbook

  • Art Doodle Love: A Journal of Self-Discovery

  • The Doodle Circle: A Fill-In Journal for BFFs to Share

  • A World of Artist Journal Pages

  • Year of the Doodle: 365 Drawing, Collaging, and Mark-Making Adventures

  • Doodle Zen: Finding Creativity and Calm in a Sketchbook

  • Art to Start Doodling: A Sketchbook

  • Doodle Journeys: A Fill-in Journal for Everyday Explorers

  • Board books: Good Dog, Here, Kitty, Kitty!, and Leapin’ Lizards! (Pet Palooza™)

  • The Planner Book: Stylish Projects to Creatively Organize and Commemorate the Day to Day, co-authored with Jean Sagendorph






  • Abrams

  • Gibbs Smith

  • Joann

  • St. Martin’s Press

  • F&W

  • Papyrus

  • Quarry