Aphee Messer is a graphic designer and illustrator who was an English major once upon a time. With her dual interests in design and literature, it was only natural for her to specialize in book design. Then, when she stumbled into children’s book design, she really knew she had found her niche.

Aphee lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with her sister and their cute but devilish guinea pig, Ollie. In her spare time she enjoys playing card games, doing crossword puzzles, and daydreaming about her next trip (Austin!).