Kristi Valiant got in trouble in the 4th grade for drawing too much, a vice that surely helped her graduate magna cum laude from Columbus College of Art and Design in Illustration. She now illustrates for such publishers as Random House, McGraw-Hill, Albert Whitman & Co, and Accord Publishing. Some of the recent books she has illustrated are THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN by Janna Matthies (Albert Whitman), Cecilia Galante’s early chapter book series, Little Wings (Random House), and Danielle Steele’s PRETTY MINNIE IN PARIS, which will be followed up in 2016 with a 2nd “Pretty Minnie” title. In 2013 Kristi made her debut as author and illustrator with the publication of PENGUIN CHA-CHA (Random House). Kristi lives in Indiana with her husband, daughters, and a room full of hippos and monkeys.
Download a PDF of the artist’s samples here: WPA Valiant art samples