Spending most of her childhood watching Saturday morning cartoons, Serena was destined to spend her adult days hunched over a light box, scribbling illustrations for picture books and working for a mouse in trousers.
She spent six years working for Walt Disney Studios in Sydney before diving head first into the world of publishing in 2009. She’s the illustrator of the highly successful Lulu Bell series with Random House Australia and the Misty Inn series published by Simon & Schuster. She has illustrated over 30 books ranging from board books to picture books through to junior readers.
Serena offers a variety of talks and workshops for students wanting to learn about the illustration process, where ideas come from and the stages of illustrating a children’s book. Her workshops are hands-on with exercises on creating cartoon characters that will result in a finished creation by the students.