Danette Byatt is Canadian; originally hailing from Waterloo, Ontario. Is she still there?! HAIL-no! She's trekked all the way to Vancouver, BC.
Danette has gone on adventures with her career as well. First stop: fashion design. Next: graphic design. And her final destination? There lies her true passion: storytelling for children. She loves telling stories through words and pictures.
When she's not spewing cheesy puns you can find her writing and illustrating, reading, spending time in nature wherever possible, and getting oodles of doggie cuddles from her newfie Mumford.
Her spirit animal is the unicorn.
Working with Danette
Danette prides herself on her professionalism, work ethic, and efficiency – always completing quality projects on time. She believes in a balance of big picture ideas and small attention to details to bring a well-rounded project together. She's also very open to collaboration and recognizes how much better a project can turn out with that in mind.
Society of Visual Storytelling (2013-Present)
PB & GN online learning courses
Kidlit College (2017)
Novelty & Chapter Book courses
Children’s Book Academy (2015-2016)
PB Illustration & Writing for MG
Writing PBs certificate course
London Art College (2012)
Illustrating PBs Diploma & Follow-on course – Pass with Distinction
BCIT + Emily Carr University (2011)
Graphic Design (Management Certificate)
Seneca College (2005)
Fashion Design (Diploma)