Kelley is a freelance illustrator living near Chico, California. She received her MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University and a BA in Japanese at San Jose State University. (It's a long story.) Clients include Disney Hyperion, Lifeway, Highlights and Cricket magazine. In 2013 Kelley won the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship. Her work has been featured in Applied Arts, ImagineFX, Chaos Magazine and the SCBWI bulletin. She also creates all the art and animations for the independent video game Crea. In her spare time, Kelley enjoys gnawing on sticks. Kelley is represented by Shannon Associates.