Kelley is an illustrator living in California. A homeschool alumni, at the age of 6 she won "Best of Show" in her church's art show for her depiction of Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac. Kelley received a BA in Japanese at San Jose State University and studied abroad in Japan for a semester. She received her MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University. In 2013 Kelley won the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship. Her other full-time job is being a mother to two daughters. You can read more about Kelley and her process at her blog.
Partial client list:
- Abrams Books
- American Girl
- Del Rey Books
- Disney Hyperion
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Highlights magazine
- Penguin Random House
Specialities and Interests
- Book covers
- Japanese language and culture
- Historically accurate costumes
- Weird cults
- Ghosts that are scary but also pretty
- Broadway musicals
- Tea and coffee
- Star Trek: the Original Series
Kelley is represented by Tamara Shannon at Shannon Associates.
For non-inquiries, you can email Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-published authors: Feel free to email me regarding possible commissions. Please have information regarding your deadline, budget, a basic description of your book and what kind/how many illustrations you need. For more information, check out my blog post 10 Tips on how to Email Illustrators!