Sophie was born near Paris but grew up between Pyrenees and Atlantic Ocean in South West of France. After a very free and outdoorsy childhood, she made her way back up North to study graphic design at l’E.N.S.A.D (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) with an Erasmus year in Saint Martins School in London in between. She graduated in 2005 and quickly started working in advertising, which brought her to the great city of New York, where she still lives with her family.
If drawing has always been a part of Sophie for as long as she can remember, she didn’t realise she wanted to be a full time illustrator until having her first child. Only then was she able to reset her priorities and take the path that she had always wanted to follow.
Sophie‘s first influences were, thanks to her dad, who’s a long time graphic novel lover, Andre Franquin, Uderzo, Derib, Hergé, Roba… She grew up with their very expressive imaginary creatures around her and it is probably why she loves her characters to be fun and expressive.
Sophie likes to start her work using traditional techniques. Sketching usually happens on paper for her, however she loves to mix and play with digital to finalise images. Some of her clients include: A&C Black, American Greetings, Hachette children’s Book, Benchmark Education Company, Macmillan Education and Albert Whitman & Company.
When she‘s not drawing for personal projects or command, she likes to spend time with her family, running errands in Brooklyn, reading, cuddling, laughing, travelling and laughing some more!!View Full Bio