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SCBWI member (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
CBIG NY (Children's Book Illustrator Group NY)
PuddleJump Collective member (international group of author/illustrators dedicated to children's literature)
I have a confession. I'm an avid doodler and I can make an awesome guacamole in the span of a commercial break.
I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication/Advertising from the University of the Philippines. I worked as a graphic artist in McCann-Erickson and at the same time freelanced doing character studies for a children's book writer, designed book covers and textbook artworks, and murals. In the Philippines, I was a member of the InK(Illustrador ng Kabataan). This is a Philippine-based group of children's book illustrators and that's when I knew I really wanted to be involved in the process of creating books for children. In the US, I found the same bond within SCBWI.
I was a Programmer Analyst for 15 years in the financial industry, yet I never forgot my love of drawing. I've done freelance illustrations, exhibits, and held free art workshops for neighborhood kids. I'm a member of the PuddleJump Collective, an international group of children's books illustrators dedicated to kidlit. Those and being a mom of 2 in NJ keep me quite busy. You see, doodling isn't such a bad thing after all. You want some chips with that?