• Candace Camling works as a freelance illustrator from her home studio in Des Moines, Iowa. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2007. She has illustrated 7 picture books and is currently working on writing and illustrating a few picture books. 


  • Candace Camling lives in Des Moines, Iowa where she writes and creates artwork in her attic studio. She lives with her family; including three naughty cats. She earned a BFA in illustration and digital media from Kendall College of Art & Design.

    For her, being an illustrator means getting to solve visual problems, learning about new topics constantly and trying to bring a little joy into the world. Her favorite things to read are non-fiction picture books, graphic novels, and anything with a hint of magic.

    Candace has won many awards in juried shows and contests. She has also worked with a wide variety of clients and collaborators.

    Candace Camling has been a member of SCBWI since 2008. She is currently the Illustrator Coordinator for the state of Iowa.

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