Kelley is an illustrator living in California. She is known for her vibrant color schemes, attention to historical detail, and sense of visual storytelling. She received her MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University and a BA in Japanese at San Jose State University. In 2013 Kelley won the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship. In her spare time, Kelley seeks out the best chai lattes in the land. You can read more about Kelley and her process at her blog.

Partial client list:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Del Rey Books
  • MacMillan
  • Scholastic
  • Disney Hyperion
  • American Girl
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Lifeway
  • Highlights magazine


Kelley is represented by Tamara Shannon at Shannon Associates.

For non-inquiries, you can email Kelley at

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!