I am an illustrator and create art for MG and YA children's books and graphic novels. I am a storyteller at heart and love creating narrative works of fantasy, folklore, myth, and magic. I live in Berkeley, CA with my architect husband and young daughter. You can find us making mischief in the garden, tinkling the keys on our piano, and singing harmonies.
I grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from the California College of the Arts where I received my BFA in Illustration with Distinction. In addition to illustrating I have also been an art director in children’s book publishing, and an art assistant in the art department of Industrial Light & Magic.
I'm a member of SCBWI and was a runner up for the Martha Weston Grant in 2016. I am currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel for YA.
Awards + Recognition
- Runner up for the SCBWI Martha Weston Grant, 2016
- Society of Illustrators West 52, 49
- Society of Illustrators NY “The Original Art” Exhibition
Special Jury Award for Animation - South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW).
See a full list of Film Festival recognition here.
- Capstone Press
- National Geographic Learning
- Heinemann Publishing
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Boomer Esiason Foundation
- Picture Window Books
- Sugar Hill Records
- Mind Control Software
- Autumn Moon Entertainment
- Kerner Optical
- Utne Reader
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