About

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I love world-building and creating whimsical, fun characters! I love experimenting with mediums, but mainly work with watercolor, Prisma, tissue paper collage, and sprinkle in some digital “magic” from my years as an animator. I love picture books because they meld fine art with story and share life’s beauty with young curious minds.

Andrea Yomtob, illustrator

I am a published picture book Illustrator in Los Angeles, CA.

I was a Finalist in the #PBParty Illustration Showcase in 2023 and 2024. In 2021, I won the SCBWI LA #KTIllustrates Award.  I’m an active member of SCBWI,12×12 Challenge, Storyteller Academy, and two critique groups.

I graduated Art Center College of Designcum laude in Illustration, and had a 20-year career as a 2d/3d animator, primarily at Nickelodeon Studios where I contributed to many Emmy-nominated shows.

I pride myself on meeting deadlines, clear communication, and mining the “creative gold” from collaboration and revision. I’m currently seeking Picture Book illustration work via publishers or an agent.

You can email me at [email protected]. You can find me most active on:

Instagram @yomtobillustration

Twitter @andreayomtob

BlueSky @yomtobillustrator.bsky.social




  • I’m a Fine Artist who studied for 25 years with the renowned Nicaraguan painter & poet, Omar d’Leon. My oil & wax paintings, LA Times interview, etc. are on my other website HERE.
  • I’d love to write picture books too and commit to studying the craft.
  • I’m a mom. My kiddos are ages 4 & 7. My bunny is 11.
  • I love history, but I did not always feel that way. Watching British Archeology shows and the ordinary lives of historical figures (ie. Egyptian, Roman, British Monarchy, Vikings, etc.) is a favorite pastime.
  • I love slowing down to watch nature’s small moments. So, it’s no surprise I love gardening!
  • I’m inspired by small acts of kindness, my children, happy accidents, how things work, genealogy, where things come from, symbolism among various cultures, and lesser-known facts.
  • Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone (my 7-year-old reads a little to me each night)
  • Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
  • Pete The Cat and Bob Books (my 4-year-old loves these books and is learning to read)
  • The Bee Without Wings by Amberlea Williams (I’m a fan of it for many reasons, but it’s one in a long line of checked out library PB books to study.)

NOTABLES

EDUCATION

AFFILIATIONS

  • SCBWI Member: Ten Years +

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 25-Year Oil Painting Mentorship with Nicaraguan Poet and Painter Omar d’León. You can see my Fine Artwork HERE.
  • LACMA Docent for ages K-12 , (2007 – 2013)

PROFICIENT IN

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Many others…