Kristi is an author and illustrator based in south Florida. She received a B.F.A in figurative drawing and painting, and a B.A. in Spanish from Alma College in Michigan. Kristi lived in Spain and Honduras to become fluent in Spanish. After graduation, she moved to New York to pursue fashion, earning a design degree from F.I.T.
As an illustrator, Kristi loves creating characters whose expressions, body language, and clothing add depth to their identities. She relies on her background in figurative art and fashion to achieve this goal. Design has also provided her with an intuitive sense of color and a love of pattern.
Kristi loves skateboarding, salsa dancing, and cooking- all themes that have inspired manuscripts in work! She grew up on a farm, raising rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, and horses and welcomes projects that are full of animals or people.