Mattituck Cutchogue School District

Mattituck graduate finding artistic success in newspapers

Lily Padula. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
Lily Padula. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

An editorial illustrator and 2009 graduate of Mattituck High School, Lily Padula’s work has appeared five times in The New York Times since she graduated from New York City’s School of Visual Arts in 2013.

Her latest NYT piece was published Feb. 15, for a column called “Surviving the Perils of the Quest for a Higher Yield.”

Now living in Brooklyn, Ms. Padula gave a peak behind the curtain into what goes on behind the scenes at newspapers that use artwork to tell a story — instead of just photos.

Click here to read the story.

Visit to see more of her work.