Aphee Messer is an award-winning illustrator and designer with a passion for literature. Hand-lettered typography, children’s illustration, emoji design, and book cover art are just a few of her specialties. In 2016, her design for a hijab emoji received international press, appearing in The New York Times, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, and many other media outlets all over the world. Originally from Wisconsin, Aphee now lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her future plans include writing and illustrating her own children’s book, visiting all fifty states, and adopting a kitten.