Danette was born, raised, and still resides in Canada, although her heart belongs to the Caribbean.

She’s been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon (how cliché – but true!) and always knew she’d be destined for a career in the arts. She's an illustrator, writer and designer who is in love with storytelling. And when she's not illustrating stories – well, she’s writing and reading stories, of course!

She also loves spending time in nature wherever possible, and getting oodles of doggie cuddles from her newfie Mumford. Danette is a Sagittarian, self-proclaimed Silly Billy, and Unicorn Enthusiast.

 

 
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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.

Education

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

WriteStoryBooksforChildren.com (2015)
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)

Associations

SCBWI: Associate membership

CANSCAIP: Friend (associate) membership

Awards

Love: SVS Learn – 1st place award in the February 2016 Third Thursdays contest

Joe in Danger: SVS Learn – 2nd place award in the June 2014 Third Thursdays contest