Summer Morrison Children's Book Illustrator



Hi, I'm Summer. Thanks for checking out my website. So this is the "About Me" page. My husband said I needed a short bio here. Ahhh here goes.

Hi, I'm Summer. Thanks for checking out my website. So this is the "About Me" page. My husband said I needed a short bio here. Ahhh here goes.

Born in New Jersey but raised in Wisconsin. A middle child to two very lovable hippies parents. From a very early age, drawing was my jam mostly because reading and writing wasn't. Like a lot of kids struggling in school, I would lose myself in a book's pictures, wishing I knew what the written words said. Studying the pictures in books I would visually piece the stories together creating my own conclusion as to what the words might say. To my teachers despair drawing in the margin was my preferred form of visual communication. As much as I tried to be a good student, I was just a better doodler and daydreamer. And like that an artist was born.

I graduated from MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design) with my BFA in illustration in 2005. I have been happily illustrating everything from greeting cards to children's books. I particularly like bringing other peoples visions to life. My medium of choice is a tiny paint brush and acrylic paint on board. When I'm not painting, I'm looking for inspiration through movies and travel. I'm currently living in Mequon, Wisconsin with my web designer husband and baby girl.