Aleksandra Szmidt

With an English Literature degree in hand, Kitty began her writing career creating verses for greetings card companies by night, while doing a full-time job by day. Today, she splits her time more evenly, allowing her to do what she loves most ... developing stories for young children and walking her energetic rescue dogs on Brighton beach. Many of her best ideas are born while dog-walking! Aleksandra grew up in Poland, where she first worked as a graphic designer. Now she lives in New Zealand, following her dream of working as a freelance illustrator. Aleksandra loves both traditional and digital painting, combining the two in particular. Her one-of-a-kind artwork for clients around the world is beautifully realised through her sensitive use of colour, form and texture, bringing each piece to magical life.