Jenni Desmond graduated from a Masters Degree in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art (UK) and her debut ‘Red Cat Blue Cat’ won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Award in 2012. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages since, and in 2015 Desmond was named Best Emerging Talent (Illustrator) at the Junior Design Awards (UK). In 2016 she was made a Maurice Sendak Fellow and her book ‘The Polar Bear’ became a ‘New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book’ of the year.
Jenni Desmond lives in East London UK. When she’s not in her studio, you’ll find her cooking, cycling and swapping city life for long hikes down by the sea shore or up in the hills and the mountains.
Find more at www.jennidesmond.com