Stephanie was born in Antwerp, Belgium, but soon moved to the Flemish countryside where she spend several wonderful years playing hide and seek in the cornfields, making bike trips between the grasslands and reading children's books from dusk till dawn. She also lived in Gabon for a year where she fed hippos and had a terrifying encounter with a black mamba in the jungle. The fact that the mamba was dead did not make it any less terrifying. After studying illustration at Saint Lukas in Ghent, she -somehow unplanned- became a freelance Art Director in the magazine world, but never stopped drawing and painting. The love for illustration was too strong to ignore, so she decided to dedicate the rest of her career to drawing and painting for children. Stephanie worships Hayao Miyazaki, Tim Burton & Dr Seuss, and has a mild obsession for flying contraptions, robots and excessively large machinery. In her free time, she enjoys watching animated movies, reading comics and playing board games with her son.|
Below are some of her recent projects, I'm Stretched by Julia Cook (National Center for Youth Issues), Ik heb een vraag by Bart Coenen (Halewyck), Series for Curious Pearl by Eric Braun (Picture Window Books), De jongen in de zeepbel by Valerie Eyckmans (Van Halewyck), Dream Big by Kat Kronenberg (Greenleaf Book Group Press), Dinosaurs Giant Puzzle (Ludattica), El barco chiquitito (Reading A-Z).
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