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. Ellen went on to get her BFA in Illustration from RISD and works as a designer in California and a freelance children’s book illustrator. The excitement of using colors and the response when sharing illustration makes her feel like she’s on top of the world. She is inspired by everyday life and nature. When she isn’t drawing, you can find her listening to audiobooks, binge-watching movies, or enjoying nature.
Ellen Shi is represented by Anne Moore Armstrong — to work with Ellen please email Anne