Growing up a latchkey kid in Silicon Valley, Laura was raised on classic Warner Brothers cartoons and the family library of science and kid’s books. She earned a B.F.A. degree in fine art/photography from U.C. Santa Cruz, and a Digital Illustration Certificate from City College of San Francisco. After working for years with commercial photographers as a digital artist, her wicked Photoshop skills now enable her to blend hand-made art into textured, colorful digital illustrations. Her favorite subjects include animals (including humans), anatomy, weird plants, and hand lettering.