Ana Aranda was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied design. From there, she moved to France, where she completed her undergraduate studies in illustration, she then obtained her MFA in Illustration in San Francisco.
Ana’s work has been featured in galleries and museums in the United States, France, Mexico, Italy and Norway. In San Francisco, she has painted murals in the Mission District, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the prestigious de Young Museum.
Her illustrations can be found in picture books published in France and Italy. In the US you can find The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra (written by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin) and Our Celebración! (written by Susan Middleton Elya, Lee and Low Books). She is currently working in a picture book that she both writes and illustrates.