Kaz Windness is an author-illustrator who loves to make her readers laugh. Kaz specializes in cute (and sometimes spooky!) characters with lots of heart for younger kids and lots of stabbiness for older kids and teens.
Kaz studied children’s book illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) where she was a valedictorian graduate in 2002. Kaz volunteered as the SCBWI Rocky Mountain Chapter Illustrator Coordinator from 2009-2021 and continues to mentor and advocate for illustrators. She is passionate about helping artists succeed and believes education is key. She is a professor of illustration and curriculum author at RMCAD (2013-present).
Kaz is obsessed with squishy-faced dogs, waffles, thrifting, and all things spooky and witchy-woo-woo. She loves working in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, collage, and pencil, but mostly Photoshop. There’s not much she won’t turn into an art supply.
Kaz lives in Colorado with her English teacher husband, two sons, and a bunny-obsessed Boston Terrier named Remy.
Kaz is represented by Tim Travaglini at Transatlantic Agency http://transatlanticagency.com.