Kendra Shedenhelm spent her childhood in Nebraska, illustrating short stories, entering poster contests and creating "sellable" wares out of paper placemats. After graduating with her BFA from Chicago in 1995, she immediately moved to NYC and has been fortunate to work as a graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator and artist since. She now lives north of Manhattan in a little village on the Hudson with her husband, their 10 year old son and two very important cats.

Kendra was a semi-finalist for the Tomie dePaola Award in illustration and was recently awarded the A. Eric Arctander grant for her watercolors. Kendra is represented by Liz Wain at Wain’s World Licensing and she also sells her art and patterns online. She frequently posts her sketches and illustrations on Instagram and invites you to follow her!