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Kaley McKean is an illustrator based in Toronto. She received her BDes in Illustration from OCAD U in 2012, and since then has been working in the realms of editorial illustration, children’s publishing, and product design. Her first illustrated children’s book, “Howl Like a Wolf” by Kathleen Yale, was published in spring 2018 by Storey Publishing.

Her work features bright, minimal colour palettes and hand-made textures. She is inspired by medieval bestiaries, folklore, and the natural world. She will happily draw you any animal.

Kaley lives in the top two stories of a Victorian home on Toronto’s west end with a small menagerie that includes a cat, a snake, a tree frog, and a husband (who is also an illustrator) named Nolan Pelletier.

Selected Client List:

Storey Publishing
The New York Times
Aquila Magazine
Corporate Knights
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Middlebury Magazine
Reader’s Digest Canada

Avenue Magazine
Time Out New York
Saint Mary’s Alumni Magazine

David Herbick Design
Joe Fresh
Cricket Magazine
Cottage Life
Leap Magazine
Baltimore Magazine
Beer Advocate Magazine

The Globe and Mail
Alberta Oil
This Magazine
Milwaukee Magazine
Honolulu Magazine
Spirituality and Health
Red Magazine

The Spruce
The Balance

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