ABOUT TAMI TRAYLOR

  • Illustrator, designer, writer, storyteller…

    I’ve been drawing stories since I could hold a pencil. My love of a well told story goes back to my earliest memories and it’s what inspired me to pursue the study of design and illustration in college.

    In my life, I have worn a lot of creative hats but what I love the most is creating great stories for young readers. 

    I live in Central Virginia with my husband, 2 kids, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs. It’s easy to find inspiration when you live in a place so rich in natural beauty and history.

    I’ve been a member of SCBWI since 2005, and have had the pleasure of being Co-Editor of our SCBWI Mid-Atlantic regional newsletter, The Highlighter, since 2007 and Illustrator Coordinator since 2020.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I’m an illustrator, designer and storyteller. I use both traditional and digital media to to create compelling, narrative imagery. I want to bring the same sense of curiosity wonder and deep connection to my audience as I’ve felt about books my entire life.