She / her
Paola Escobar is a a graphic designer and illustrator from Colombia.
As a child she loved drawing the stories told by her grandmother about their family and culture and it was her dream to become an illustrator for children’s books.
She is the illustrator of the award-winning picture book 'Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré' published with Harper Collins US, as well as many other critically-acclaimed picture books. She has worked with publishers across the world and is proud to have illustrated stories that celebrate cultural diversity and champion unsung heroes.
Paola lives very happily in Bogotá, Colombia, with her husband and their dog, Flora.
Her clients include Chicken House, Oxford University Press, Laurence King, Lerner Publishing, Faber & Faber, Hachette, Walker Books, Literati, Little Bee Books, Little Brown, Harper Collins UK and US, Penguin Random House UK and US, Simon & Schuster US, Schwartz and Wade, and Disney.