Rebecca Bender began her drawing career at 5 years old, honing in mostly on animal characters. Before long she put words to her pictures, inspiring stories and more pictures. When she grew up she attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, graduated in 2003, and was awarded an OCAD medallion for illustration. Eager to round her skills further, she took on graphic design jobs in greeting cards and publishing, which lead to art directing many educational children’s books and youth graphic novels. On the side Rebecca pursues freelance illustration, working on book covers, editorial pieces and private commissions. Giraffe and Bird is her first book published as an illustrator/author. She is thrilled to share her pictures and words with you.
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