Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel.
She started her career as a designer and cartoonist in the Israeli Army’s magazine, and was the art director of two children’s magazines as well as a writer of a monthly column in a computer magazine. She later moved to New York to study illustration in Parsons School of Design at the New School. Today, she is a full time illustrator and author who also works in textile design and ceramics. Her debut author/illustrated picture book, “I Am a Cat”, was published by Abrams Books in 2018 and has been co-editions in 14 languages and countries, across Europe and around the world. Her second picture book, LEYLA published May 2019 with a starred review from Publishers Weekly. And her 3rd author-illustrated book, The Pumpernickel-Daffodil, will be published by Abrams in June 2023. Galia lives in Brooklyn, NY with her beloved dog, Ollie.