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About Kelley

Kelley is a freelance illustrator living in Washington. A homeschool alumni, at the age of 6 she won "Best of Show" in her church's art show for her depiction of Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac. Kelley received a BA in Japanese at San Jose State University and studied abroad in Japan for a semester. In 2013 she received her MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University and won the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship. Her other job is being a mother to three daughters. In her spare time, she sleeps.

Partial Client List

  • Abrams Books

  • American Girl

  • Del Rey Books

  • Disney Hyperion

  • HarperCollins (US & UK)

  • Holiday House

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Highlights magazine

  • Lifeway

  • MacMillan

  • Penguin Random House

  • Scholastic

  • Simon & Schuster UK

  • Subterranean Press


Kelley is represented by Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates. For all work inquiries, please email

For everything else, email

Find me on Instagram

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