Stephani Stilwell

Steph Stilwell is a pun-loving, New York Times bestselling illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently illustrating and designing for Hello!Lucky by day and can often be found working on freelance by night on books like Essentially Charli. Prior to Hello!Lucky, Steph received her BFA in
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James Ray Sanchez

James Rey Sanchez’ love for art came from countless hours of reading comics, playing video games, and 90’s Saturday morning cartoons. After graduating from the Academy of Art University, with a BFA in Visual Development and a focus on character and prop designing, Sanchez freelanced
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Claire Alexander

Claire Alexander is an author/illustrator based in North London. She received a BA in Painting and Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, and then she studied Illustration at Putney School of Art. She teaches courses in writing and illustrating picture books
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Barbara Bakos

Barbara Bakos has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has worked as an art director and a character and background designer for a television series, but she always knew that she wanted to spend more time as an illustrator. She now
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Lance Balchin

Lance Balchin is a photographer who takes images of laboratory equipment and reconstructs it, layer by layer, into mechanical life forms. He lives in Australia.

Barroux

Barroux studied photography, art, sculpture, and architecture in France at the famous École Estienne and École Boule. He went on to work as an art director in Paris and Montreal. While in Montreal, Barroux began illustrating by creating linocut images, and he is now well
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Agnese Baruzzi

Agnese Baruzzi has been working as an illustrator and has been publishing children’s books since 2001 in several countries around the world. She collaborates with advertising agencies and leads workshops for kids in schools and libraries. She currently lives in Bologna, Italy.

Beach

Beach loves drawing animals. His grandfather had a pet lion called Leonard, but he had to let him go after he tried to eat the mailman.

Duncan Beedie

Duncan Beedie is a freelance illustrator and animator based in Bristol, England. He has worked in animation on a diverse series of projects for British television and web clients. When not hunched over a graphics tablet, he likes to go out and about with his dog, Ivor, and attempt
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Valentina Belloni

Valentina Belloni is an illustrator from Cuneo, a small town near Turin, Italy. She studied juvenile illustration at the European Institute of Design in Turin. She is also the illustrator of Butterfly’s Surprise, a lift-the-flap book on our Spring 2016 list.

Georgie Birkett

Georgie Birkett is the author / illustrator of numerous books for children, including Teddy Picnic, A is for Apple, and 123 Count with Me. She lives in England.

Migy Blanco

Migy Blanco was born in Salford, England. He went to university in London, and then spent ten years working in advertising and editorial illustration. After moving to Buenos Aires he was surrounded by the vibrancy and color of South America and developed a bold, magical, and
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Aaron Blecha

Aaron Blecha was raised by a school of giant squids in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He works as an artist and animator designing toys, making cartoons and illustrating for clients such as Disney, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishing and Cartoon Network.

J. Bone

J. Bone jumped into the comic book industry in 1999 with the publication of Solar Stella, for which he received an Eisner Award nomination. He’s perhaps best known for his work on The Spirit and The New Frontier for DC Comics, and two issues of Spider-Man: Tangled Web for Marvel Comics. Most
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Robbie Cathro

Robbie Cathro is an illustrator and storyteller living in Bristol, UK, where he creates fun and lively work. He loves bright colors, limited palettes, atmospheric textures, and layered characters, all of which are inspired from the animation he loves, the folktales he reads, and the small
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Célia Chauffrey

Célia Chauffrey is a children’s book illustrator who was born and raised in a suburb of Paris. After studying literature, she trained to become a graphic designer at Émile Cohl art school in Lyon, France. Célia has illustrated several books that have been published in Europe.

Jennifer Churchman

Jennifer Churchman is a multimedia artist and business consultant who’s loved telling stories all her life. John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made
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John Churchman

John Churchman is an artist, photographer, and farmer who brings stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have
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Alisa Coburn

Alisa Coburn is an illustrator and designer who lives with her family in Melbourne, Australia. She loves to draw and color as much as she did when she was a little “piglet,” and she can’t believe that she gets to do this for a living. She first began
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Jean Claude

Jean Claude is a self-taught illustrator from the UK currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He lives with his partner and child, and their (slightly) overweight cat. When he’s not drawing he loves making ceramics in a local studio, visiting the botanical gardens, and
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Tom Connell

Tom Connell has more than 20 years of illustration experience and mainly focuses on vehicles and other machines.

Pedro Correa

Pedro Correa is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Florianopolis, Brazil who works in editorial design, motion graphics, branding, and icons for web. See some of Pedro’s work at pedrocorrea.com.

Peter Curry

Peter Curry has written and illustrated numerous books for young children, ranging from board books and novelty books for babies and toddlers to early learning books, preschool picture books, and activity play books. His work has been widely published in the UK, Europe, the USA,
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Barbara DiLorenzo

Barbara DiLorenzo is an author and illustrator. She received her BFA in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York under Mary Beth McKenzie. In 2014 she received the Dorothy Markinko Scholarship Award from the
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Elina Ellis

Elina Ellis is a children’s book illustrator from the United Kingdom. The Big Adventure is the first book she has authored.