Renée Kurilla is a children’s illustrator, author, and designer who loves drawing nature, animals, and working on projects that require a little bit of research.
Renée has illustrated many books for kids including ORANGUTANKA (by Margarita Engle), CHICKS RULE! (by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen), and the ADA LACE series (by Emily Calandrelli). She has written a few books as well! The picture book ONE SPRINGY, SINGY DAY and early reader graphic novel, THE FLOWER GARDEN. There are two more publishing in 2023: IT’S FALL! and ONE UPSIDE DOWNY DAY.
Renée has a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Graphic Design from Lesley University College of Art and Design. Before transitioning to a full time career in children’s books, she was a Lead Artist at FableVision Studios for 10 years.
Renée currently lives in Bellingham, MA with her illustrator husband Keith Zoo, her 6 year old daughter, Zoey, and Yoshi the fish.