Mette Engell is a self-taught children’s illustrator and a surface designer. She grew up in the northern part of Zealand, the largest island in Denmark. She studied biology at the university of Copenhagen, where she earned her masters in marine biology. She has always loved coming up with stories and characters, so after her first child was born, she picked up her pencil and hasn’t put it down since. Today she lives by the ocean with her husband and their 3 kids, 2 cats, and a lionhead bunny in a blue house filled with art supplies, picture books, and Lego.