Sonia Kretschmar is a full-time illustrator - and a part-time design teacher, animator and fine artist as well. With a background in editorial illustration and design, she has also tackled picture books with topics as diverse as Vincenzo Bellini and WWI; illustrated covers for Penguin, Harper Collins and Walker Books; as well as portraiture work for Rolling Stone and a myriad of other magazines. The Christmas stamps she designed and illustrated for Australia Post in 2015 went on to win recognition in the prestigious San Gabriel Philatelic Art Prize. Her work combines a variety of traditional and digital techniques and she is always keen to experiment. She loves to travel the world and she’s a total sucker for nature and animals.