As a child, Ellen was often found with her nose in between the pages of a book. She was raised in the suburbs of New Jersey and spent many weekends at the library.
She went on to get her BFA in Illustration from RISD and works as a designer in California and a freelance children’s book illustrator. She thinks children’s books are her calling since the excitement of slapping down a color and the response when sharing illustration makes her feel like she’s on top of the world. She is inspired by everyday life, nature, and color, and you can find her listening to audiobooks, binge-watching movies, or enjoying the nature.
Ellen Shi is represented by Anne Moore Armstrong — to work with Ellen please email Anne