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Photo: Alex Crawford

Photo: Alex Crawford

I am an illustrator, painter, and sometimes author. My work has a home in children's and middle grade books, magazines, galleries and more. My preferred materials are colored pencil and gouache, but I also love to experiment with new mediums. 

Hometown: Owosso, Michigan
Current City: Osaka, Japan
Family: Three siblings
Season: Autumn
Children’s Book: Boney Legs, Joanna Cole
Color: Muted blue-grey
Dessert: Brownies x1000
Past-time: Cooking new recipes
Dream Project: Stop-Motion set building
Strength: Improvisation
Weakness: Overthinking and worrying
What else? Just ask!

My husband Matt and I have spent time living and working in Grand Rapids, MI, Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO, and Nashville, TN but are now figuring out life in Osaka, Japan. We have two precious animal babies, Mori and Junie B, and it's my dream to someday live on a farm smothered in animals. Perhaps I'll even learn how to garden and can my own vegetables.

A few of my lovely clients include: Tundra Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Annick Press, Kids Can Press, Frankie, Wall Street Journal, Flow Magazine, Meijer, Sal Oppenhiem, Minnesota Monthly, Portland Alternative Dwellings, Kendall College of Art and Design, Amtrak, CraftSanity Magazine. 

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For inquiries regarding Children's Illustration, please contact Nicole at Tugeau2 Illustration Agency.  |  216.707.0854

For all other inquiries regarding commissions, questions, or just to say hello, shoot me an email at