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. 

 
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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